[mapserver-users] slightly offtopic -- mapserver forums
pkishor at GeoAnalytics.com
Mon Dec 17 16:31:15 EST 2001
Hmmmm... I knew there would be detractors, but I didn't expect the voice of
dissent so soon. :-)
Well, here's some responses Allan --
> I'll weigh in and support the current setup. I find email delivery
> integrates far better with how I work than having to look at web based
fine then... subcribe to the threads and have the discussion software send
you an email.
> To address a couple of your wishes: you can search the
> archives for this
> list at http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wilma/mapserver-users and
> you'll find the archives there as well. You can browse by date or by
> thread, in one-month chunks.
I know. I've done that. And it sucks.
That said, how do I do the following with the current setup --
1. Get emails only on a particular thread (most impt) ?
2. If I am following the thread by searching the archives (as suggested
above), then how do I post to the thread -- I can't post unless I am
subscribed, and as soon as I subscribe I am back to problem #1 above.
3. How do I access my emails when I am away from my computer (I am assuming
not everyone has IMAP)?
4. And (2nd most impt. after #1 above) how do I send an attachment for a few
folks to view without having it broadcast to all 4 million (last count)
Mapserver users :-)?
I understand not everyone is gonna like the web way of doing forums. I do
think it has some major advantages over the old listserv way.
Let's all weigh in (or forever hold your piece, etc.)
> Puneet Kishor wrote:
> > Stephen, Daniel, others...
> > I have suggested this once before, but here it is again.
> Would all please
> > consider converting the Mapserver list to a web-based
> discussion. I love the
> > list, and learn so much from it, however, at times I would
> like to subscribe
> > to specific threads and read the traffic only on those
> threads. I would like
> > to search the archives using sql or text search queries,
> and be able to
> > access all of this from anywhere, not just my computer.
> Besides the ability
> > to subscribe to specific threads only, the next greatest
> advantage would be
> > to be able to attach files, such as scripts, code frags,
> map files, even
> > screenshots, and not have the attachments travel to each
> and every member of
> > the list.
> > Please, please, please consider this. And if the general
> consensus is yes, I
> > can do a little bit of scouting to see what freebie
> software is out there...
> > I know there are Perl-based forums, and there is also
> Phorum which is PHP
> > based.
> > Thanks,
> > pk/
> Allan Doyle http://www.intl-interfaces.com
> adoyle at intl-interfaces.com
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