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

Joel Esler jesler at ...435...
Mon Dec 6 09:46:40 EST 2010


Then the alternative is to email me. :)

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 9:43 AM, L0rd Ch0de1m0rt
<l0rdch0de1m0rt at ...2420...> wrote:
> Hello.
>
> So C is cool but the poll seems flawed ... how can I vote for a hybrid
> but not support whoring myself out to Google? (Yes, I know Sourcefire
> already uses Google for their email but that doesn't make it right.)
>
> Thanks.
>
> L0rd C.
>
> On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 7:47 AM, Joel Esler <jesler at ...435...> wrote:
>> 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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