Re: [indie-netgaming] Re: New Indie-netgaming Forum
- samachadreal quotation:
> Is there another [program] which might work that you know of? I'd beWell, I ran a BBS on mod_virgule (the software Advogato.org
> happy to find an even better solution.
uses) for some time, and there's still one running on
http://bbs.tastytronic.net if you're curious. It gets the message
pointers right and even has a simple "next thread with new messages
please" button available right where you'd want it, along with a
message entry box already visible just where your new message will
appear. It's that sort of UI that takes some of the sting out of web
But as for a good program that would help the community out?
Well I applaud the use of wikis for some of the encyclopaedic
knowledge that the community comes up with. CRN has a few papers up
on the forge in a special section that sound like they're begging to
be used as the seeds for a wiki. Personally, however, I think that
some sort of RSS aggregator site would be an excellent next step,
using something such as planet <http://planetplanet.org/>.
> Or do you simply not want things here to change because they workI think that yahoo groups are not the best mailing list
> satisfactorily? I respect that.
provider out there, but I think that an e-mail list is great for
announcements and discussion in a way that I can pop through my sorted
mailboxes every so often and just catch up on everything that's
happening. The information comes to me and it's all on my local
network when I need it. I worry that splitting up a group into
several web sites without any sort of focus or aggregation point will
only serve as a distraction.
> Nick, my radar may be off, but I'm feeling a little hostility inMy frustration is with the authors of PHPBB more than anything
> your words. If I've offended, then I'm sorry, I certainly didn't
> mean to.
else. Please don't take this as any sort of personal attack on you or
an attempt to convince you not to contribute your services. I just
cannot abide shoddy BBS interfaces.
At any rate, I'm sure we've bored everyone to tears with all
this. If you'd like to discuss the technical merits of server
software, I'd be happy to chat in #indierpgs on the irc.magicstar.net
network or in private e-mail.
"These people program the way Victorians dress. Nick Moffitt
It takes two hours and three assistants to put on your nick@...
clothes, and you have to change before dinner.
But everything is modular." -- Miles Nordin, on PAM
>From: "Nathan E. Banks" <paganini@...>Well, I think that the forum would be good for discussions, and that the
>Cool, Trevis! I like this a lot. I always think php forums are
>preferable to Yahoo-email groups. I'm not gonna delete this group or
>anything, but I think it would be cool if we all started a gradual
>migration over there. I dunno what your server situation is like, but
>servers do go down sometimes (even the Forge does... :) so I bet we
>can just retain the Yahoo group as a fallback for emergencies.
list should remain for announcements. Since that's mostly what happens here
now, I think that we won't see a lot of drop off in volume here. What I'm
hoping happens, is that the forum becomes a place to have more discussion
about play and such. Stuff that doesn't happen here because, I think, people
feel that they're crowding the channel if they discuss their gameplay here.
So I think it's a logical split. Using the list for announcements makes
sense, because they'll get to everyone on the list. Whereas discussions on
the forum are basically subscribed to by participating or monitoring them.
For example, people who want to see my chargen sessions could monitor them
on the forum, and those not interested wouldn't have to worry about all that
mail coming in like spam to their inboxes.
I think it's the best of both worlds.