Re: We're all Dinosaurs



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Paul - xxx

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[Not Responding] vaguely muttered something like ...
> Yesterday I met some internet people in RL. It was a ride put together
> by someone on the C+ web forum.
>
> It was all good fun. But I was struck by how this new generation of
> internet users have almost no knowledge of usenet. I've been using
> usenet for years; I like the relatively open and non-proprietorial
> structure. I even grudgingly tolerate deja style archiving as it
> creates a truely open and searchable cache of knowledge.
>
> It appears that however much I dislike web forums, they do seem to be
> taking over as the internet discussion tool.


From what I've seen of 'forums' they are mostly a victory of style over
function and content. There _are_ some good ones out there, specialist
forums that cater for very particular niches that might not be tolerated or
be OT in many newsgroups but without the traffic to sustain themselves
without trolls and spammers moving in. One major problem I have with them
is the need, in many I've seen, for moderators and the general time-lag
betweeen posting and appearance of an article. This alone can create some
weird threads, if you can call them threads

OTOH, if newcomers to computing and the Internet like them ...

I guess a lot depends upon the base aplication for the web forum too, though
... ;)

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Paul ...
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On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 10:32:26 -0000 someone who may be "Paul - ***"
<[email protected]> wrote this:-

>There _are_ some good ones out there, specialist
>forums that cater for very particular niches that might not be tolerated or
>be OT in many newsgroups


Indeed. I lurk in one.


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David Hansen vaguely muttered something like ...
> On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 10:32:26 -0000 someone who may be "Paul - ***"
> <[email protected]> wrote this:-
>
>> There _are_ some good ones out there, specialist
>> forums that cater for very particular niches that might not be tolerated
>> or be OT in many newsgroups

>
> Indeed. I lurk in one.


I use three very limited appeal forums. Of those I only actually read two
portions of each one ... ;)

--
Paul ...
http://www.4x4prejudice.org/index.php
"A ****** is a ******, no matter what mode of transport they're using."
(8(|) Homer Rules !!!
 

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