[Snort-sigs] [Snort-devel] I need some opinions

Joel Esler jesler at ...435...
Mon Dec 6 08:47:08 EST 2010


Thanks all for writing me offline, put please vote here:

http://www.snort.org/news/2010/12/06/forums-mailing-lists-or-google-groups/

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 8:42 AM, Andres Carrera Rivera
<protoss_black88 at ...12...> wrote:
> I vote for C
>
> C) Unify the two:  This method involves making the forums and the
> mailing lists one thing.  Where you post to the forum with your mail
> client, or if someone answers online in the forum, the answer is
> emailed to you.
>
> It's better just have the whole information in one place,
> and that could reduce duplicate themes and solutions..
>
> also there is google code, a repository where you can upload any helpful
> code.
>
> Regards,
> Abdon Carrera
>
>
>
>
>
> On 12/6/2010 8:35 AM, Joel Esler wrote:
>>
>> Hey Community, it's time for your opinions.
>>
>> Many of us in the Snort community like the mailing lists, however,
>> there is another portion of the Snort community that don't.  Those
>> people are using the forums at http://forums.snort.org.
>>
>> Since we started the forums, there has been a sharp decline in the
>> amount of posts to the mailing lists (what I consider to be the
>> knowledge base of Snort). As evidenced by the numbers here:
>> http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=snort-users
>>
>> So, in an attempt to unify the community into one place, and stop the
>> fragmentation of the knowledge base, I've thought of a few solutions:
>>
>> A) Kill the forums:  This method is basically a nuke of the forums.
>> The problem with this is many people prefer to use the forums as
>> opposed to the mailing list, however, a lot of the people that provide
>> answers and valuable insight into Snort and it's related tools don't
>> rely on the forums.
>> B) Kill the mailing lists:  This method, I think, is silly, and
>> shouldn't even be considered.
>> C) Unify the two:  This method involves making the forums and the
>> mailing lists one thing.  Where you post to the forum with your mail
>> client, or if someone answers online in the forum, the answer is
>> emailed to you.
>>
>> Personally I would like to go to C.  This gets the entire community in
>> one place (unifying the mailing lists and the forums).  I thought
>> about how to do this on our own (custom code, etc) and I also thought
>> about Google Groups.
>>
>> http://groups.google.com/
>>
>> Google Groups is not only free, cloud hosted, but solves our problems
>> all at once, however, some people may have reservations about Google
>> Groups.
>>
>> So I'd like to use a poll to hear from you.  I want to hear your opinions.
>>
>> Please go here and vote:
>>
>> http://www.snort.org/news/2010/12/06/forums-mailing-lists-or-google-groups/
>>
>> If you have another idea, please email me and let me know!  Thanks.
>>
>
>



-- 
Joel Esler




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