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Re: [videoblogging] message board on the website?

By M. Sean Gilligan | "M. Sean Gilligan" <seanlist@...> | M_Sean_Gilligan
August 20, 2004 | Post #776 | Topic #733

>I'm in favor of keeping both. > >I like the idea of a message board for people to search for information >and to post questions. Why not use a multi-author blog instead of a message board? Jay and Andreas could be the first two authors (since Jay has already been taking messages from this list and posting them to his blog.) You can do FAQs with a blog (see http://www.vblogcentral.com/faq.html or http://www.movabletype.org/frequently_asked_questions.shtml) Questions could be posted to the list, but we'll ask people to check the FAQ first. At some point in the future, if it becomes necessary, we could split the list into two lists to spare the beginners from more arcane traffic. (BTW, One of my concerns about the tech talk was that it might scare away people who are interested in discussing vblogging as an art form or communication medium and want to share their videos and comment on those of others. Although I don't have much to contribute in this area, I've enjoyed listening and watching the discussion.) > >I like the email list because of the community it fosters, how it's >delivered to me, and how I don't have to go anywhere to add to it. This is one of the main reasons I'm suggesting a blog rather than a message board. RSS readers are truly amazing and have the "deliver it to me" effect that you, Adrian, myself, and others prefer. Other reasons for suggesting a blog are: 1) Can have a cleaner "look" than most message board/forum software I've seen. 2) Good control over templates, categories, formatting, etc. 3) We're bloggers as well as vbloggers, dammit! 4) A blog should be able to have vblog examples Of course, many of us will also be making posts to our own blogs and, when there is something especially relevant to the list, we can put a link on the list. And of course, there is also trackback. -- Sean -- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- M. Sean Gilligan : 831-466-9788 x11 Catalla Systems, Inc. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------