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Re: [videoblogging] Re: 150 – Group Tipping Point?

By Andreas Haugstrup | "Andreas Haugstrup" <solitude@...> | andreashaugstrup
July 22, 2005 | Post #17960 | Topic #17917

On Fri, 22 Jul 2005 19:52:56 +0200, Steve Watkins <steve@...> wrote: > Someone has to host it/set it up (probably not a problem) It will become a problem. Bandwidth costs for high volume forums are not to be underestimated. Remember that there is a lot more "fluff" on a webforum than in an e-mail, and that every time someone wants to read a message in a forum the entire thread has to be loaded. And you left out the most important point. It is very hard to figure out what's new and what's old in a forum compared the a mailing list. There's a lot of clicking around and reading old messages to find the new ones. And forums are "dumb" in the sense that they will mark off all new messages are "seen" even if you just pop in for a second to read one new message. I cna think of a few ways to make forums more "clever", but I'm not going to program a whole forum-package just for this (I also don't want to pay the bandwidth bills). - Andreas -- <URL:http://www.solitude.dk/&gt; Commentary on media, communication, culture and technology.