Re: off-topic discussions [was: A poem using localizable sentences]

From: Julian Bradfield (
Date: Sun Jan 17 2010 - 04:23:04 CST

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    On 2010-01-17, Asmus Freytag <> wrote:

    > Forum software has improved dramatically since Unicode started out, and
    > in my view would be the right technology to allow this group to engage
    > in its deep technical discussions 90% of the time, but handle the
    > occasional digression in a way that is both flexible and structured.

    Please, no!
    If forum software has improved, I haven't seen it - not least because
    all the forum software I've seen uses the Web, and anything requiring
    a Web browser is ipso facto far less usable and convenient for ongoing
    use than a mail/Usenet system.
    Forums are good for archiving and googling; lousy for keeping up with
    the news.

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