Re: Forums are now up at the Moon Design home page

From: Neil Robinson <OrlanthiFool_at_g8Ej-zfWalwNTx9P2WBd8j97EQ-eEfTXVRb2PWcwo7XHybHWSeLA3VtL-fLLF9X>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 09:52:30 -0700

I hate the yahoo group digests. The email threads are terrible to read and reply to. I expect to be more active on the forums.

On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 7:53 AM, Rick <> wrote:

> **
> David Cake <dave_at_...> wrote:
> > Which is exactly what I was afraid of - that you want to replace, not
> supplement,
> > the WoG and other mailing lists. IMO, forums don't replace mailing
> iists, any
> > more than wikis replace blogs. Different purposes, different use cases,
> different rules.
> > Forums are an excellent format for situations where there is a large
> amount of
> > information on offer, but you want to read only a small amount of it.
> > That is why they make excellent tools for product support, for example.
> I guess we'll just have to see how it goes. In the end, at least for Jeff
> and I, we can only participate in so many forums/lists/groups/websites on a
> regular basis. We are not into shutting down anything, but we can only post
> in so many places before running out of time. There are only so many hours
> in the day we can spend writing gloranthan material, working with artists,
> doing layout, running our web store, answering emails, etc. People are
> welcome to use whatever gloranthan website/forum/group/etc. they desire,
> but I hope they realize that if they want a prompt response from Jeff or I,
> they are most likely to get it if they use the forums and similar on the
> Moon Design website. Also, there may very well end up being fragmentation
> of discussion where the same thing gets talked about in two places, and if
> you want info from Jeff/Greg/me, you may have to go to the MD website to
> read it. I hope we don't see a situation where people complain about "why
> didn't they respond here", or "I didn't know they were talking about topic
> X there". Please remember we are not saying we won't post here, but time
> constraints make it less likely we'll participate here. For some, maybe
> they'll see our limited presence as a plus. :-)
> Right now, I bounce between at least 4 yahoo groups,, the MD
> website, FB, and probably 3-4 other websites. None are huge in traffic on
> any given day, but it's a lot on some days.

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