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Dmitrii Dimandt dmitriid@REDACTED
Thu Aug 31 08:29:16 CEST 2006

Trapexit should continue to web-interface mailing list archives though, I
think. Quite often there is a need to see a previous discussion or a
solution posted to a problem way back.

The mailing list should remain a mailing list, I think (anyway, few real
newbies know what a mailing list is, anyway). However, I like the idea of
setting a group just for newbies (like think-erlang, or a sub-forum on
trapexit, maybe). Becaues the questions like packaging and distributing
Erlang applications, beginner questions about OTP, [rocesses, pattern
matching, list comprehension etc. etc. will inevitably appear again and
again as the community (hopefully) continues to grow.

I like the idea of hosting a separate newbie forum thread on trapexit,
because it will be easy for a person to move from a newbie forum to a
grown-up forum after mastering the beginnings of Erlang.

On 8/31/06, Chandru <chandrashekhar.mullaparthi@REDACTED> wrote:
> On 30/08/06, Joe Armstrong (TN/EAB) <joe.armstrong@REDACTED> wrote:
> <snip>
> I think it is time to migrate to a forum and make a finer sub-division
> > of
> > the lists.
> >
> > The best alternative seems to be
> I think should be used for putting up tutorials, news etc.
> and we should leave the erlang mailing list as it is. Forums have never
> worked for me. Google mail/groups have perfected the art of presenting email
> and newsgroups - it would be a shame to not use it and be stuck with a phpBB
> style interface.
> Chandru
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