Having to constantly check to see whether anyone's
posted anything new on the web forum means that most busy people
(particularly developers) won't read it.
Most forum-systems have an email-notification function.
Maybe we could borrow the setup that ruby-forum has (RForum). It is
a web forum which transparently bridges with the ruby-talk mailing
Threads on the mailing list show up on the forum, threads on
the forum show up on the mailing list, and you can post from either
That sounds great.
One option would be for you to promote the existing forum to
drive usage of it higher.
I have a better idea. You (or whoever is in charge of the website) put a
link to this forum on the menu at the left. I doubt there is a better
way of promoting it.
I'd strongly encourage you to get a real email client.
Awww too bad, I only use Thunderbird. Which other one would you suggest?