[Theforum] New feature suggestions

Madhu Menon webguru at vsnl.net
Sat Nov 10 15:55:06 CST 2001

At 03:18 AM 11/11/2001, you wrote:
>As a member-by-member optin? Sure.

Simply an announcement list, really. Don't need to tie it into the 
membership database. That way, even non-members can simply enter their 
email address and get notified when a new article is posted. There aren't 
too many articles posted in a month (*sigh*) so it won't be a spam threat.

And we all know that making people enter a long list of details just to 
sign up for a newsletter/announcement list is not usable at all ;)

>We did try that with AnswerThis a few months back - it didn't
>get the response we'd hoped for, so we pulled it.

I remember it vaguely. Let me investigate this a bit and see what was the 
stumbling block. Your opinion is welcome too, of course. Is it still there 
on the site?

>I like the co-authorship idea, though. Particularly if you get someone
>who can code really, really well (and write a bit) and someone who
>can write really, really well (and code a bit or at least understand
>the code) to collaborate.

Yes, and people with good writing skills are not easy to come by (at least 
not in this country).

(who's doing his usual 3:30 AM mailing)

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