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This is going to be a dupe to Brian, since my mailer reply's to the
user and not the list. :)
I don't think Ed was proposing a replacement for the mailing list. I
think it could be a useful resource to enhance the mailing list. An IRC
chatroom could be viewed as an alternative way to relate to other nag
members. I agree that the mailing list archives are a great resource
that I can search around in, and I would hate to see them go away, but
there are those times when I am looking for some quick info on a
question I have that may not warrant filling someone's inbox with.
I would hope that nag members would not see this as something trying to
replace a mailing list, but something that allows a user to exchange
information/ideas/opinions in a more informal manner.
Brian Hoort wrote:
| Sadly, this would remove the ability to browse the past posts in the
| archive. The archive is a great source of information and helps prevent
| repeat issues from hitting the list. Also, I often find the best
| a problem is given long after the post, due to the right person being out
| of the office at the moment of the posted question.
| Given these reasons, I would be saddened to see a significant number
| NAG membership migrate to IM.
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