On 20Oct2018 18:55, Stephen Perkins <seperkins(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>On Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 6:01 PM stan
>Would you willingly or
> reluctantly migrate to the new platform?
Neither. If this list disappears, I will too.
Unless the forum provides a bidirectional gateway with the existing
mailing list, I shall not participate.
Email comes to me, asynchronously. Forums I need to visit, a massive
PITA. I can reply to email when offline, and it will go out later, too.
Email is read and composed with my preferred tools, which need not be
the same as the tools of others.
Forums provide a fixed, and IMO, usually poor web based interface with
suboptimal coposition tools (the web form, or occasionally some ghastly
WYSYWIG rich text editor) with no options for people to pick their own.
Forums promote the context free reply, and the top post. Both of which
are of low value.
I lurk and participate in hundreds of lists via email, using a single
set of tools which run locally with local data, and suit me. Other
participants can use their own choices as well. Web forums are variable
in interface, but one size fits all per forum, and generally a PITA
regardless in my experience.
Cameron Simpson <cs(a)cskk.id.au>