On Apr 19, 2006, at 9:57 PM, Bill Guindon wrote:

> On 4/19/06, Eric Hodel <drbrain / segment7.net> wrote:
>
>> I wish the gateway would just go away.  I always see an increase in
>> the signal to noise ratio when the gateway goes down.
>>
>> I also wish the ruby forum gateway would go away, it has reduced the
>> signal to noise ratio a bunch, and a bunch of people post without
>> context making it impossible to figure out what they're talking  
>> about.
>
> I'm _almost_ there, but not quite.  I think the biggest problem is
> that when you view the 'forum' page, there's absolutely no indication
> that the 'forums' are really mailing lists.  It's 'active' versus
> 'passive'.
>
> Most people (rightly so) expect a 'forum' to be passive.  They figure
> that only people who are interested in going there will see it, and
> even then, they won't see the content unless the click the topic.
> They don't expect it to be sent to potentially thousands of people who
> will have it thrust upon them, instead of viewing it by choice in the
> forum.
>
> A disclaimer won't solve the problem, but it can't hurt, and it's a
> simple matter of telling the forum users the truth.  When you post
> here, it will be emailed to hundreds, if not thousands, of readers.
> You might want to think a bit before you hit submit.

Yes, please!

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