META: move from mailing lists to slashcode-based site?

From: Dossy (
Date: Sat Dec 29 2001 - 18:48:03 MST

I don't know if this has already been discussed, but have people
considered moving from mailing lists to a slashcode-based discussion
and community site format?

Perhaps keep the mailing lists in place, but also have a slashcode-based
community site as well?

The reason I suggest this is because of the way discussion tends
to evolve on the mailing list. People post interesting bits of
"news" which generates a sizable number of responses, some interesting,
some not. In the slash model, the news could be posted, and comments
could be posted, then moderated up or down. This way, not everyone
would have to tread through each and every single comment ...
hopefully increasing the signal-to-noise ratio.

I've set up a slashsite, and it's really not hard at all, and I'd
volunteer to do it if nobody else wants to.

Just a thought,

-- Dossy

Dossy Shiobara                       mail: 
Panoptic Computer Network             web: 
  "He realized the fastest way to change is to laugh at your own
    folly -- then you can let go and quickly move on." (p. 70)

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