[Icecast] New Web Forum
geoff at radioleft.com
Fri Jun 17 19:30:04 PDT 2005
Interesting. I discussed this off line with a couple of folks and
offered to host a forum. -- But, not to run it. So, this is great that
we know have it and you have stepped up to the plate to run it.
I do have a request / suggestion: I've noticed that many of the boards
for open source software suffer from a couple of problems and it would
be great if the Icecast forum could rise above the other forums.
Here are the problems that I see at other boards:
The content is usually so disorganized that it is rather difficult to
find anything. But, even when you search as best you, there's always the
jerk who responds with snotty remarks about reading the rules and
searching before posting. They always point out that there's an
excellent answer on the board, but, never tell you where it is.
Also, there are the folks who make the assumption that because you asked
a question, you must know nothing about the topic, so they explain in
detail things you already know, but never answer the question. The
problem is that it discourages others who may have useful info from
So, I want to suggest that whoever moderates does not chastise posters
on the board. Move a post, delete it, ignore it. If necessary, send a
private message to the offending party - but, try to be courteous
instead of reaming posters out. I have a lot of experience in a number
of areas, but, I don't post to a lot of boards simply because I don't
like the unpleasant environment.
Also, (And this would require some work): It would be really great to
have a "Good answers" section of the board where particularly useful
answers to questions are copied by an admin and not open for posting by
visitors. The idea is to build up an area of the board with especially
useful information, both basic and advanced. The reason for copying (not
moving) the posts is so that you don't break up the thread.
Over time, this "Good Answers" area would become an especially useful
place to get information.
Anyway, I don't really have any answers - only a few suggestions. But,
one thing I'm clear about. It would be really great if we could make
this forum into something more useful and more pleasant than most.
> Dear List members,
> After some consideration and chats with several members on IRC, I have
> proposed running a web forum for icecast, an idea which seems to have
> been received well by everyone so far.
> The forum can be found at http://forum.icecast.org/
> Questions & Answers welcome :-)
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