mailinglist vs web forum

smagnuson at smagnuson at
Fri Sep 22 16:18:43 UTC 2006

Ahh yes the ago old debate.  Personally I would like to see both

I like the mailinglist because it comes to me, with a web forum you have
to go to it.  I do believe a web forum would open up crux to more users
(user friendly), modern looking, etc....  It also provides a searchable
archive (I know crux has one already).  

Perhaps something like the following is an option.  The best of both
worlds one could say.... It also addresses another concern of a
fragmented user community.  I have never used it.

I'm sure other options exist

-----Original Message-----
From: crux-bounces at [mailto:crux-bounces at] On
Behalf Of Tobias Richter
Sent: Friday, September 22, 2006 3:24 AM
To: crux at
Subject: RE: mailinglist vs web forum

Hi guys,

I'm quit new to the crux community but i really like it - it's one of
the best distribution i used so far (the ports system is really great
and crux linux is so kiss).

But there are is one point where crux can not keep up with other
distributions and that is the help for "crux newbies" (i don't meen
linux newbies for this species maybe a other disti. is better...). There
is quit a good documentation but the only way where a user can ask
questitions are irc or the mailinglist. I like irc and mailinglists, but
forums are quit normal for every distribution and they have disadvantage
but they also advantages specialy for new users. And forums are mostly
better adoptive then mailinglists - so nearly every distri. have a forum
only crux linux have none. Hence i have simply put a forum under the
domain please review and maybe someone can put a link at to the forum ?

I respect Johannes thoughts about a forum and we will follow them:
1. for this to work, motivated CRUX _users_ must take the responsibility
to provide help/support there
2. the mailing list is authoritive and the place for "official"

So the Subject of this Email isn't right it should be "official
mailinglist and web forum"

And I need help (mods etc.) - pleace email me if you want to help !

Please don't slap me - it is only a experiment. When nobody is
interested in the forum i close it...

Tell me your thoughts !

Best Regards,
Tobias 'tri' Richter

send me a mail: tri at
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