Blog: July 2016

Most of these posts were originally posted somewhere else and link to the originals. While this blog is not set up for comments, the original locations generally are, and I welcome comments there. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Forums versus mailing lists

Somebody asked: why do people use mailing lists instead of forums? This person feels that forums are superior: you can search them, they don't fill up your inbox, and the back-and-forth on mailing lists can be hard to follow.

As someone who uses both, and has seen "let's move to a forum!" kill healthy mailing lists, I had some things to say: Read moreā€¦