[CQ-Contest] Is it time for a new cq-contest forum format?
matt at nq6n.com
Sun Dec 20 13:58:45 EST 2015
While I'm happy with the status quo I'll mention several alternatives:
- Google Groups. Works exactly like an email reflector but allows users to
optionally use a web interface for posting, reading, searching, etc.
- StackExchange: Platform designed more for Q&A than discussion. Results
in very nice, community-vetted, hierarchically organized information
- Reddit: Free online discussion with private messaging. Easy (for better
and worse) bleed over into other communities. Very large audience so
beneficial for outreach and making others aware of the hobby/sport.
On Sun, Dec 20, 2015 at 10:26 AM, Zack Widup <w9sz.zack at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have been, and am, on a couple of those on-line forums. I have always
> preferred the e-mail format. It's simpler and faster to use. When I'm out
> on the road, I occasionally have to use a landline connection for internet.
> My gmail account is easy and fast to access via dial-up. The forum pages
> often take 15 to 20 minutes to load via dial-up, if it even works.
> I read my e-mail on the Gmail webmail page. I only actually download e-mail
> to my computer every couple days. I use Thunderbird for that. I've never
> been crazy about Outlook.
> 73, Zack W9SZ
> On Sat, Dec 19, 2015 at 9:29 AM, Barry <w2up at comcast.net> wrote:
> > Sorry to interrupt the "please copy" discussion, but...
> > I wonder what everyone thinks about transitioning this 1980s-style email
> > list over to a modern web-based forum format such as vBulletin?
> > Advantages:
> > -Real-time posting, so that someone's question doesn't get 15 almost
> > identical replies caused by the multi-hour delay from the time a post is
> > made until it is approved for distribution
> > -An easier way to follow a topic, seeing all previous, relevant posts on
> > the topic in a logical sequence
> > -An easier way to follow a topic, as each subject is in its own thread
> > -Easy access to archives and search
> > -Ability to easily skip threads/posts that don't interest you.
> > With all the tech-savvy people that participate here, I'm surprised this
> > hasn't been addressed before, or has it? The 3830scores web site was a
> > great improvement over the earlier 3830 list. Why not the same for
> > cq-contest - your thoughts?
> > Barry W2UP
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