On Thu, 9 Sep 2004 09:58:05 +0900, Gavin Sinclair
<gsinclair / soyabean.com.au> wrote:
> Randy wrote:
> >> My idea is that people here will know that someone asked a question
> >> there immediately, not two weeks later.
> >>
> >> If anything interesting comes up in the answers to the question, we
> >> can the summary of the thread back to ruby-talk, too.
> >
> > What if a person wants to follow both lists? I guess I don't much like
> > the idea of cross-talk between the lists (one-way or two-way). If people
> > want to be "in the loop" they subscribe to both lists. It's much, much
> > simpler, and it gives people more flexibility in what messages they
> > choose to see.
> 
> +1 from me.
> 
> ruby-talk is archived and floods people's inboxen daily.  There's a time
> and a place for forum-type chatter and simple Q&A, but the ruby-talk
> archive and people's inboxen are not it!
> 
> There will be enough people monitoring the forum to answer any simple
> question.  Difficult ones -- the minority -- can be relayed to ruby-talk
> manually (by the person who wishes to answer), with great ease and
> purpose.  This is excatly what happens currently with IRC; the forum
> should be no different.

Yep, and it's also the perfect time to "graduate" the nuby to the main
list if they've not been here yet.
 
> My original suggestion for a fortnightly roundup of forum activity on
> ruby-talk was aimed at low-volume information only, to satisfy
> ruby-talkers' curiosity and gain some publicity for the forum.  The
> knowledge that there is activity there would draw more experts.

maybe weekly, but either way, instant would be a bit much, and defeats
the purpose to a degree.

-- 
Bill Guindon (aka aGorilla)