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Subject: Re: Forum vs. Mailinglist
From: roland (for_spam_at_gmx.de)
Date: 2003-07-19


hi scott,

> but how would users' questions ever get answered if they're on a list with ONLY users? do you
> really think the developers would bother checking a list where 80% of the questions are answered
> in the FAQ? OTOH, developers wouldn't need to see those kinds of questions ever again, so you
> might be on to something after all ;-). maybe we should split into 'rockbox-dev' and
mhh - i suggested this, because i have seen such "splitting" many times in other projects.
I think advanced users could help less advanced users,point them to docs and faqs and playing an "intermediate" role between
"rookies" and "developer geeks" ;) i think users shouldn`t get on developers "nerves" with questions like "which batteries should i
buy". it`s not "that bad" at this time, but as rockbox gets more and more popular, so this possibly will happen more often...

> go ahead and write one up then, if people like it it'll get posted.
I have made this additional page some time ago:
http://rockbox.my-vserver.de/chat/index.html
perhaps this one could be "merged" somehow to the existing irc pages or being linked.

what about the following "structure":

left navigation bar: replace "irc" with "chat"

on "chat entry page":
- short introduction to irc
- link to logs ("live" one and old ones)
- link to nick-list
- link to irc clients
- link to irc://... url (+description...)
- link to java based chat applet (+description what it is)
- link to cgi based irc client (+description...)
- links to irc documentiation/turorials etc.

comments?
regards
roland

----- Original Message -----
From: "scott" <die_pokemon_die123_at_yahoo.com>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2003 11:33 PM
Subject: Re: Forum vs. Mailinglist

> > BTW: What about splitting "rockbox"-ML into "rockbox-devel" and "rockbox-users"?
>
> but how would users' questions ever get answered if they're on a list with ONLY users? do you
> really think the developers would bother checking a list where 80% of the questions are answered
> in the FAQ? OTOH, developers wouldn't need to see those kinds of questions ever again, so you
> might be on to something after all ;-). maybe we should split into 'rockbox-dev' and
> 'rockbox.haxx.se/docs/faq.html'.
>
> > BTW/2: renaming the IRC link to "Chat" and describing what irc IS and how to use that could help
> > some less advanced users,too.
>
> go ahead and write one up then, if people like it it'll get posted.
>
> > regards
> > roland
>
> -scott
>
>
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