>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.
Right, but then you have to check your email and the forum. Double
inefficiency. :-) I do like that forums make it easy to browse past
issues, but they still seem to take way more time than e-mail.
The only forums I have seen that work well(*), is where there is ahuge
community of users. If there aren't many users, quite a long time can
go between posts and responses.
*The Gentoo and Ubuntu forums, to be specific
>I'd strongly encourage you to get a real email client.
Some web-based e-mail programs work well now days. Anything with
threading will do, I think. I use Gmail with a filter for my mailing
lists, and it works better than anything I've used, except Evolution.
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