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Re: [Ranger-users] Forum for ranger?

From: Jostein Berntsen
Subject: Re: [Ranger-users] Forum for ranger?
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:16:48 +0200
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On 23.04.13,01:48, Roman Z. wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 03:39:04PM -0700, Gary Johnson wrote:
> > Forums are not nearly as easy to use as a mailing list.
> > 
> > 1.  You can't easily tell what you've already read.
> > 2.  There is no easy notification of new items, so you waste a lot
> >     of time periodically visiting the web site to see if anything is
> >     new.
> > 3.  Being web based, the interface is clunkier and slower than a
> >     local mail client.
> > 
> > Consider your audience.  I would think anyone who uses an
> > ncurses-based file manager with keyboard commands based on Vim is
> > hardly interested in what's "hip"--they're much more interested in
> > what's functional, in what works well.
> While I have sympathy for your position -- I was defending it two months
> ago -- It is apparent that a large portion of ranger users do not want
> to use mailing lists.  Especially considering the activity of the ranger
> thread in the arch linux forum [1].  Sometimes people who don't even use
> arch linux register there just to ask a question about ranger.
> That thread is a mess in terms of functionality and I want to get rid of
> it, without alienating the people who use it as a means for quickly
> asking questions through an interface that is easy for them.
> I'm really inclined to set up a question/answer web service like OSQA [2].
> Much like a bug tracker is far superior for dealing with bugs than a
> mailing list, a system like OSQA could be more efficient for dealing
> with questions & answers.
> > One has to follow both or risk missing some important piece of
> > information.
> That is a tricky problem for a forum, but it does not seem to apply to a
> question/answer web service like OSQA [2]

What about a site built on Redmine, like the one that is run for


This application has a bug tracker, download site and more in addition to a


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