[NAFEX] ikonboard, a better solution to a listserver
cgarriss at garriss.net
Mon Feb 18 13:36:23 EST 2008
I have a filter set up in my e-mail client that automatically puts all
of my e-mail from this list into a sub-folder, and the mails are
threaded. I can, and often do, search based on topic (either in subject
line or content), author or date. As I had said earlier, I have kept
all the postings since December 2003 so I have quite the ability to
search. For instance I have 13 posts from you covering the time period
04/06/2005 to today - with 2 of the 13 being in this thread. William
Garthright has 195 posts in my archive. I also use a number of boards,
the one I access most often is done for work, is international in scope
on the subject of computer forensics. And I do not see a great
difference in my ability to search either. However for this subject, I
greatly prefer the e-mail.
On 18.02.2008 10:57 rooting spoke thusly:
> Another consideration, boards allow you to look at a topic thread.
> When seeking a topic thru the search element on the board you can go
> back to any prior postings and make comments. from current topics to
> very old ones.
> With an e-mail list, if you missed a posting on a topic of interest
> you have two choices,
> >forget it
> >try to do a list search.
> I doubt if many people use the list search to pick out all postings on
> a specific topic, it is just too difficult.
> Also, boards can be set up by areas of interest.
> If you want to view and contribute to 'prunus' or 'malus' the topics
> can be separated.
> Regarding bandwidth, the boards are text friendly and have minimal
> download time even on ISP dial up service.
> Yes, some people are lonely and want lots of e-mail.
> I have a hard time separating the wheat from the chaff.
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