Here's a good example of one of the major issues with using forum software for
Had this been on a mailing list thread, jwf would have most likely tried to
de-escalate, as a catalyst, rather than clamping down with hard moderation
action, which makes everyone involved feel unwelcome.
This ideology is ingrained in the use of forum software. Forum software will
never be a replacement for a mailing list.
John M. Harris, Jr.