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May 25, 2007
Re: Can we please have digitalmars.D.phobos ?
pragma wrote:
> [...]
> (* Today we salute you, Mr. Anime Forum Poster Guy.  Not enough people 
> believe that Naruto is "da bomb", or that cabbits are so darn cute. 
> That's why you have a blazing 500x200 pixel animated Gif in your 
> signature; besides, small files are for wimps.  Now, the rest of us can 
> bask in the glory of your homage to Pokemon, every... single... time... 
> you... post.  So here's to you, Mr. Anime Forum Poster Guy. )

LOL!!!  Awesome!!!  I could even hear the cheesy music playing in the 
background!

Dave
May 25, 2007
Re: Can we please have digitalmars.D.phobos ?
Bill Baxter Wrote:
> Forums also seem to encourage people to make frivolous 'me too' comments 
> for some reason, also contributing to the lack of information density.

me too!

(sorry, couldn't resist)

Regan
May 25, 2007
Re: Can we please have digitalmars.D.phobos ?
David B. Held wrote:
> pragma wrote:
>> [...]
>> (* Today we salute you, Mr. Anime Forum Poster Guy.  Not enough people 
>> believe that Naruto is "da bomb", or that cabbits are so darn cute. 
>> That's why you have a blazing 500x200 pixel animated Gif in your 
>> signature; besides, small files are for wimps.  Now, the rest of us 
>> can bask in the glory of your homage to Pokemon, every... single... 
>> time... you... post.  So here's to you, Mr. Anime Forum Poster Guy. )
> 
> LOL!!!  Awesome!!!  I could even hear the cheesy music playing in the 
> background!
> 
> Dave

Not to kill the joke, but for those on the forum that are wondering why you're laughing:

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Men_Of_Genius
Audio: http://www.contemporaryinsanity.org/audio-video/bud-light-real-men-of-genius.html

(I love these radio spots, but I had no clue that they've done 100 of 'em already)

-- 
- EricAnderton at yahoo
May 25, 2007
Re: Can we please have digitalmars.D.phobos ?
Bill Baxter escribió:
> pragma wrote:
>> BCS wrote:
>>> Reply to Anders,
>>>
>>>> Alexander Panek wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> *hint* I think a d.D.Tango newsgroup would be appreciated, too!
>>>>> *hint*
>>>>>
>>>> But Tango already has a forum ?
>>>> http://dsource.org/projects/tango/forums
>>>>
>>>> --anders
>>>>
>>>
>>> And off we go again to debate the reason that NG's/forums are the 
>>> stupidest/only way to go for on-line dialog.
>>>
>>> As for me and my self, I will not use forums.
>>
>> Oh c'mon BCS... /everyone's/ doing it. ;)
>>
>> Out of curiosity, why the strong dislike of the forum system?  Is it 
>> too log-in happy, or is it more of the "my interface or the highway" 
>> disposition of the beast?
>>
>> The reason why I ask is I'd like to write RSS output for TracForums 
>> sometime in the future.  If there's actually some people that dsource 
>> isn't reaching for lack of an alternate interface, then I'm all for 
>> pushing up the priority a bit. :)
> 
> For me it's the speed issue.  Web pages just take a long time to load. 
> Dsource is much better now after the hardware upgrades, but still 
> there's no way a forum with all its frames and images and fancy layouts 
> can beat the speed of what is basically the download of raw text from a 
> server.
> 
> And maybe there's an information density issue a bit too.  Forums tend 
> to have a lot of empty space on the screen.  They fill up the screen 
> with a bunch of blank space, and then are forced to put a big row of 
> links to more pages of the stuff that wouldn't fit [prev|1|2|3|4|5|next] 
> at the bottom.
> 
> Forums also seem to encourage people to make frivolous 'me too' comments 
> for some reason, also contributing to the lack of information density.
> 
> --bb

That becomes even more important if you're using dial-up.

-- 
Carlos Santander Bernal
May 25, 2007
Re: Can we please have digitalmars.D.phobos ?
Reply to Pragma,

> BCS wrote:
> 
>> Reply to Anders,
>> 
>>> Alexander Panek wrote:
>>> 
>>>> *hint* I think a d.D.Tango newsgroup would be appreciated, too!
>>>> *hint*
>>>> 
>>> But Tango already has a forum ?
>>> http://dsource.org/projects/tango/forums
>>> --anders
>>> 
>> And off we go again to debate the reason that NG's/forums are the
>> stupidest/only way to go for on-line dialog.
>> 
>> As for me and my self, I will not use forums.
>> 
> Oh c'mon BCS... /everyone's/ doing it. ;)
> 
> Out of curiosity, why the strong dislike of the forum system?  
[...]
> or is it more of the "my interface or the highway"
> disposition of the beast?

That's some of it. Another part is that NNTP just transmits the content, 
forums send a bunch of junk along with it.

The main part though is that NG's allow much richer clients. With a forum, 
no Internet connection right now == nothing at all. The client I use is just 
fine running off line. Also it will auto check for new post, download them, 
sort them, search them, go back and, in one fell swoop, get the last 65K 
posts.

> 
> The reason why I ask is I'd like to write RSS output for TracForums
> sometime in the future.  If there's actually some people that dsource
> isn't reaching for lack of an alternate interface, then I'm all for
> pushing up the priority a bit. :)
> 

I would be interested, but I expect a lot of what I would want wouldn't be 
obtainable from RSS (mostly thread stuff and what not). But I would like 
to see somthing and would give RSS a try.
May 25, 2007
Re: Can we please have digitalmars.D.phobos ?
Reply to Benjamin,

> I would be interested, but I expect a lot of what I would want
> wouldn't be obtainable from RSS (mostly thread stuff and what not).
> But I would like to see somthing and would give RSS a try.
> 

p.s.

If you do RSS make sure that the pages it points to (one page per post I 
would hope) are really light weight:


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May 27, 2007
Re: Can we please have digitalmars.D.phobos ?
On Thu, 24 May 2007 17:09:26 +0000 (UTC)
BCS <ao@pathlink.com> wrote:

> Reply to Anders,
> 
> > Alexander Panek wrote:
> > 
> >> *hint* I think a d.D.Tango newsgroup would be appreciated, too!
> >> *hint*
> >> 
> > But Tango already has a forum ?
> > http://dsource.org/projects/tango/forums
> > 
> > --anders
> > 
> 
> And off we go again to debate the reason that NG's/forums are the
> stupidest/only way to go for on-line dialog.

Bah! I actually didn't want to start that kind of a discussion. :\
(I do like both ways, btw. They have their advantages.)
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