[*BCM*] BCM Website
jim_bcm at xuth.net
jim_bcm at xuth.net
Wed Apr 11 17:12:41 EDT 2007
On Wed, Apr 11, 2007 Mars wrote:
> There's nothing WRONG with them, but it's 2007. There's nothing WRONG
> with gopher or nntp either; They're just obsolete.
And a web based forum is any different from a BBS forum from the early
80's in what way? For the most part they have the same interface and
the same problems that you had 25 years ago. Anyone who says the web
based fora are new are deluding themselves.
In another message Mars wrote:
> How is it (a mailing list --jim) more convenient?
I get my messages in one central location with an interface that I choose and
configure. I have a consistent interface for viewing threads and messages
and a consistent editor for my responses. I don't have stupid animated
icons and smilies on my email interface. It is extremely secure as I don't
> You have to subscribe to it, exposing your
> email address to many people that you don't know
If you're someone who always wants the latest and greatest how is it that
you can't create new email addresses on demand, using that for both
filtering and evidence for where someone got your address. (to be fair,
I only just converted this mailing list from the address that I've had
for many years to a new BCM list only address).
> half the messages get
> spamscreened by my server,
Then clearly you or the person maintaining the spam filter is doing
something wrong. Mailing list traffic is the absolute easiest type of
message for a spam filter to correctly process.
> and there is no way for newcomers to view
> previous topics.
And the archives are what? If you bothered to look at the information
included in *every* BCM list message you'd see how to access the
> I have come to accept that some people like me are always trying to use
> the latest and greatest thing out there, even though it may not be the
> most stable solution to a problem, then there are people that never
> consider upgrading/replacing anything unless there is a clear problem
> with what is in place regardless of the features available in newer
> solutions. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, but I would be
> willing to bet that the average user will be more likely to participate
> in something if it has a modern aesthetic appeal on top of functionality.
> Maitland Lederer wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 11, 2007 at 02:57:54PM -0400, Mars wrote:
> >> spamscreened by my server, and there is no way for newcomers to view
> >> previous topics.
> > What's wrong with the archives?
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