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ANNOUNCEMENT: New mailing list for Max, MSP and Jitter

February 18, 2009 | 7:09 pm

For the ones that prefer mailing lists to forums a new mailing list
for Max, MSP and Jitter has been set up, hosted by BEK, and we are
particularly pleased by the fact that some of the Cycling ’74
engineers have signed up already:

https://mail.bek.no/mailman/listinfo/max

The list archive is set up to be public.

Enjoy!

Trond


February 18, 2009 | 8:01 pm

Well, I think you should fix the security certificate for a start…


February 19, 2009 | 12:33 am

I’ll be keeping with the official forum, thanks. The last thing this community needs is a split over a ridiculously small technical detail.

Lets keep the max forum alive and in one place.


February 19, 2009 | 2:47 am

Quote: nick rothwell / cassiel wrote on Wed, 18 February 2009 12:01
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> Well, I think you should fix the security certificate for a start…
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I like it. very terse.

mz


February 19, 2009 | 6:50 pm

The forum experience is really bad from a productivity viewpoint, compared with the mailing list. But using both this down-graded forum plus another mailing list would be even worse for me.
J-F.


February 19, 2009 | 8:48 pm


February 19, 2009 | 8:54 pm


February 19, 2009 | 9:37 pm

On Feb 19, 2009, at 12:54 PM, David Huff wrote:

> It’s not a fault at all, but it is a condition. And it is *your*
> condition, and the condition of some others from the old guard. It
> will be sad to see such helpful and knowledgeable people not
> participate.

I suppose it might be our condition, but it is a new condition being
imposed upon us by external forces.

Cost / benefit analysis could be pressed into play here. I have
enjoyed helping people on the list. The cost is low to me because it
fits into my existing workflow. The benefit to me is a vague sense of
accomplishment from being able to help people out. Now with the Forum-
only workflow, the cost to me has gone up. It will take me extra time
and effort to deal with posting on the Forum. Suddenly the cost is
greater than the benefits.

I participate in several web-only forums, just at a much lower level
of interaction than the Max mailing list.

So it goes,
- C

Chris Muir
cbm@well.com

http://www.xfade.com


February 19, 2009 | 10:17 pm

Quote: Chris Muir wrote on Thu, 19 February 2009 15:37
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>
> On Feb 19, 2009, at 12:54 PM, David Huff wrote:
>
> > It’s not a fault at all, but it is a condition. And it is *your*
> > condition, and the condition of some others from the old guard. It
> > will be sad to see such helpful and knowledgeable people not
> > participate.
>
>
> I suppose it might be our condition, but it is a new condition being
> imposed upon us by external forces.
>
> Cost / benefit analysis could be pressed into play here. I have
> enjoyed helping people on the list. The cost is low to me because it
> fits into my existing workflow. The benefit to me is a vague sense of
> accomplishment from being able to help people out. Now with the Forum-
> only workflow, the cost to me has gone up. It will take me extra time
> and effort to deal with posting on the Forum. Suddenly the cost is
> greater than the benefits.
>
> I participate in several web-only forums, just at a much lower level
> of interaction than the Max mailing list.
>
> So it goes,
> – C
>
> Chris Muir
> cbm@well.com
> http://www.xfade.com
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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The ‘condition’ I was referring to is that of preferring mailing lists to forums.


February 20, 2009 | 1:16 am

The problem is exactly what Chris describes. Answering questions and interacting with everybody on the forum takes more time and energy than with the list (why did I just have to enter my password again?)


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