[maemo-users] Brainstorm discussion split between Brainstorm and Talk

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Thu Sep 24 08:29:27 EEST 2009

ext Gary wrote:
> Where does this leave the mailing lists? I have not qualms with message
> boards and other HTTP based fora but in this day and age, one ought to
> consider making two way mirrors if moving from one media to another.

My opinion is that there is no sane way to discuss and evaluate dozens
of feature requests simultaneously in a web forum, leave alone a mailing
list where all subscribers receive everything.

The brainstorm offers you a way to define a problem, propose well framed
solutions, have people voting them at will and leave little room to
extra noise.

> Microsoft has done something similarly silly as well... they started off
> with their own Usenet news server and allowed those groups to be
> distributed worldwide. Then in the past few years they went and made web
> based mirrors of those groups but then started adding new web fora that
> weren't based on Usenet groups. Now they have about a half dozen
> different message boards -- some for end users, some for beta testers,
> others for developers, etc. I'd prefer not to see the same kind of
> splintering happen here.

Propose a solution at
or at least propose it here, please.

Quim Gil
open source advocate
Maemo Devices @ Nokia
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