[linux-audio-user] web forums

Larry Troxler lt at westnet.com
Sat Jan 17 16:02:13 EST 2004

On Saturday 17 January 2004 09:58, Robert Jonsson wrote:
> Hi,
> > i'm opposed to web forums, for a number of reasons:
> >
> > * generally more trolling on forums [*]
> > * less thinking before posting
> > * far worse s/n than mailing lists because of the lack of a
> >    subscription barrier
> > * mailing list archives are a valuable resource, forum archives
> >    are a an inaccessible mess
> This is a questions of good indexing. Google is your friend.

Speaking of mailing list archives, what happened to the good old days where 
you could just FTP a massive tarball of the last years messages and search 
through it on your own machine, using you own methods?

It seems that for most mailing lists now, the only way to get at the archives 
is through a browser or search engine that is run on the server. Why is this?
The information still has to be stored on the server, regardless.

Larry Troxler

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