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Tim Eck via pbs
Sun, 12 Feb 2023 14:31:19 PST
How do you know what's interesting before you see it?

On Sun, Feb 12, 2023 at 4:56 PM Garak via pbs <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> It's no secret that I'm one of the main drivers of the forum, funnily in
> part for reasons some name as biggest disadvantages - namely the (almost
> self-)organizing of topics belonging together and grouping them,
> actually making it easier in my opinion to skip what's not interesting
> to me and on the other hand to follow a single topic for a longer time -
> some mailing software tries to do this, but this Forum/list topic
> already has split in two  display groups for me on my Thunderbird. In a
> forum I'd simply merge them - and move messages someone had sent to the
> public by accident - like a certain president of ours may have done -
> discreetly out of public view.
> I'm aware that some refuse to use the forum, and of those who use it,
> only few take full advantage of things like text formatting or our own
> additions like the  [species] [/species] code creating dynamic links and
> image popups to the wiki even staying valid if a species has not yet
> been added. Fits the point Mary Sue made about wiki editing and people
> being easily scared away by a little markup - I might be prone to
> underestimating that hurdle due to my technical training. Not that it
> was easy to keep volunteers in position in any organization.
> As a little sidenote I'd like to point out that if this discussion looks
> like preferring the List side it is actually a little bit loopsided as
> the forum as of yet has no notice of this discussion - splitting in two
> communities was one of our worst fears, but in the end we took the risk,
> somewhat sure that a good part of the community would see the benefits
> of what I still believe to be a step forward.
> --
> Martin (pronoun: he)
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