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Re: Site for LedgerSMB Forum
- Subject: Re: Site for LedgerSMB Forum
- From: "Joshua D. Drake" <..hidden..>
- Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2007 09:27:30 -0700
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> I completely agree with what you're doing -- as a contributor to other
> open-source projects I can attest that mailing lists only benefit
> project developers and some technologically-literate users.
> Mainstream acceptance only comes when there is an active user
> community. That can't happen on a Mailing List. That's not what
> they're designed for.
*cough*, *cough* hardly.
> As a matter of fact, I usually require the existence of an open Forum
> before seriously considering any software for use or recommendation.
> To date it has been the perfect litmus test. Since then, I've never
> picked any dead-end projects or orphaned software.
Sorry but this is so off compass. PostgreSQL, Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS,
Apache, Jakarta, I can go on and on and on.
> But you have to commit to it. Put all your eggs in the basket -- put
> a link to the Peer Support Forums on the www.ledgersmb.org main menu.
> Submit to the search engines. People will come -- you just have to
> let them know where it is and talk like you expect to be there forever.
> Don't be apologetic. The core team's already said they like the idea
> -- they just want to make sure that you get credit for it.
We already have a growing user base, every single day.
> What you propose to do is so vitally important to the success of this project.
> BTW, dont try to integrate the Mailing List. Ive never seen an
> implementation that people (well, the average user) liked. The can
> both exist separately. Its not an either-or thing.
If we do forums, you will likely loose the people that are most able to
help. Mailing list is where it is at, and proper disclosure of the
mailing list and insuring a friendly atmosphere will insure that.
Joshua D. Drake
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