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Ryan Rawson <>
Wed Aug 30 20:09:54 CEST 2006


I also prefer mail lists.  That way people can use whatever interface
they want to read the messages with.  Personally I have found that
gmail is the absolute 100% best interface for reading and keeping up
with mail lists/groups.

As for the forum/email gateway idea - this can be ok, but as long as
the forum is a good emailer and threading doesn't break.

I don't personally understand why people would be worried about using
a google groups.  If the UI is better, and it's free, then who cares?

-ryan


On 8/30/06, Simon Chappell <> wrote:
> On 8/30/06, Joel Reymont <> wrote:
> >
> > On Aug 30, 2006, at 3:01 PM, Simon Chappell wrote:
> >
> > > Personally, I like the Yahoo groups. I'm a moderator on the JUnit
> > > group and it seems to function pretty well. That said, I'm sure that
> > > Google groups are comparable.
> >
> > I prefer the Web interface of Google groups. It shows all posts in a
> > single page and I don't have to muck with expand, etc. It can also
> > show you the thread in a side bar. Yahoo is a pain in the rear when
> > browsing, IMO.
>
> I take a mixed approach. I normally interface with the group through
> email and I use Google Mail for that, so I get the nice conversational
> groupings and great interface. :-)
>
> > >> There's already http://groups.google.com/group/think_erlang that I
> > >> started a while ago.
> > >
> > > The group appears to be invitation only. That might slow down
> > > membership.
> >
> > Ask for an invite and be one of the chosen few! But seriously, the
> > group was started in jest  (check out the description) and for a
> > handful of people to interact. I'm not sure how it would be different
> > from this list. More conceptual maybe?
>
> If you are prepared to accommodate folks that are really interested in
> learning and using Erlang, then I'd be happy to sign up. I'd try to
> keep the dumb questions to a minimum and would write down the words of
> wisdom that I receive and post them on my website as reference
> material (something I'm already doing for the Groovy scripting
> language) for other new Erlangers moving from procedural languages to
> concurrent functional programming nirvana. (Was that enough
> grovelling? ;-)
>
> Simon
>
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