[ANN] Ruby Forum


#1

Hi,

I have set up a forum that mirrors the ruby-talk and rails mailing
lists:

http://www.ruby-forum.com/

If you notice problems or have any suggestions, please send me a mail.

Andreas


#2

On Nov 13, 2005, at 5:03 PM, Andreas S. wrote:

Hi,

I have set up a forum that mirrors the ruby-talk and rails mailing
lists:

http://www.ruby-forum.com/

If you notice problems or have any suggestions, please send me a mail.

Wow! I think that’s just smooth. Nice job.

James Edward G. II


#3

james wrote:

On Nov 13, 2005, at 5:03 PM, Andreas S. wrote:

Hi,

I have set up a forum that mirrors the ruby-talk and rails mailing
lists:

http://www.ruby-forum.com/

If you notice problems or have any suggestions, please send me a mail.

Wow! I think that’s just smooth. Nice job.

Yes, very. This might become the preferred way to monitor this list :wink:


#4

On Mon, 14 Nov 2005, Andreas S. wrote:

I have set up a forum that mirrors the ruby-talk and rails mailing lists:

http://www.ruby-forum.com/

very cool

If you notice problems or have any suggestions, please send me a mail.

  1. a way to rank/vote for threads would be an immense resource to the
    communtiy.
    a collection of the most popular threads would be such a great
    learning tool -
    you could seed it with the 100 largest and let the voting take off
    from there.

    ideally there would be a way to vote from the list itself… eg a
    message
    with the body

    ruby-talk ranking : 99

    or some simple way so we don’t have to pull up web browsers to do it.

  2. people with non-threading muas should be banned from being archived
    on the
    site. :wink:

cheers.

-a


#5

On 11/13/05, Anon <forumpost@> wrote:

I love how simple the design is.

Yes. This is very nice. And I love the suggestion for voting.
I’d also like to see user modifyable tags if possible.

Then we can categorize posts and make it really easy to search them.


#6

I love how simple the design is.

Anon


#7

Toby DiPasquale wrote:

james wrote:

On Nov 13, 2005, at 5:03 PM, Andreas S. wrote:

Hi,

I have set up a forum that mirrors the ruby-talk and rails mailing
lists:

http://www.ruby-forum.com/

If you notice problems or have any suggestions, please send me a
mail.

Wow! I think that’s just smooth. Nice job.

Yes, very. This might become the preferred way to monitor this list
:wink:

Why, exactly? People may use any method they prefer, but what’s wrong
with ruby-talk.org, google-groups, gmane, the newsgroup gateway, or the
actual mailing list?

I find forums to be the most inefficient way to manage information of
all of the above.

    nikolai

#8

Nikolai W. wrote:

Yes, very. This might become the preferred way to monitor this list
:wink:

Why, exactly? People may use any method they prefer, but what’s wrong
with ruby-talk.org, google-groups, gmane, the newsgroup gateway, or the
actual mailing list?

An advantage that the web forum adds is that it sorts threads by date of
most recent posting, rather than first post. (I wish Thunderbird had
that option.) Another is that it’s both portable (thin-client) and
personal (keeps track of read/unread via your username).

I’ll keep using the mailing list, myself; I’m just trying to answer your
question.

Devin


#9

This is a wonderful piece of software.

A few features I would like to see:

  • It needs a RegEX to remove all email addresses from the message body
    (removed_email_address@domain.invalid -> john.doe@…)

  • While removing the email addresses, it should scan them to see if any
    of
    the registered members have that email, if so then link to that user to
    send
    them a private message

  • Notifications. This is one of the main things that I would see greatly
    shifting me to use the site primarily. Within my user preferences, to be
    able to customize my key words and add flags. So if someone mentions
    “Engines” I get a notification sent to me, with the thread that has
    accumulated already. When new messages arrive to threads I have already
    received, I only receive the pieces that are new.

  • Someone else said this already, but I want to emphasize how sweet it
    would
    be to track all messages by a certain email (whether they are registered
    or
    not) as well as registered members. It would also be great to include
    this
    in the search feature as well, to be able to filter the messages by
    user.
    There are a few key people that I would like to keep tabs on :wink: In
    addition,
    when viewing a profile, to list all the recent posts by this user.

  • Someone mentioned this already as well, to be able to categorize the
    message threads by tag. Allowing people to tag things with similar style
    to
    that of de.licio.us, whereby there is a list of recommended tags
    available
    below the input which scans the email and grabs the keywords based on
    the
    index of tags already. Actually, automated tagging would be sweet. Where
    people don’t have to actually tag anything, it just scans the message
    for a
    index of keywords and whatever ones it finds, it tags it with. So if
    someone
    says “Engines” in there message, or “ActiveRecord” or “AR”, then the
    message
    gets tagged.

  • Users could add additional index tags if they feel its necessary, such
    as
    “acts_as_authenticated”, or “ACL”.

In all, these would only make what you have done that much better. But
even
without these suggestions, it’s a great tool. Nice work!

Warmest regards,
Nathan.


#10

On 11/14/05, James Edward G. II removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

is too much for me, in addition to Ruby T… I do sometimes need to
search there or ask questions and this will be quite perfect for that.

Just one opinion.

James Edward G. II

I allways found this http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=ruby-talk&r=1&w=2
pretty good.


#11

Devin M. ha scritto:

An advantage that the web forum adds is that it sorts threads by date of
most recent posting, rather than first post. (I wish Thunderbird had
that option.)

is’nt that what you get by clicking on “date”?


#12

James Edward G. II wrote:

On Nov 13, 2005, at 7:58 PM, Nikolai W. wrote:

Why, exactly? People may use any method they prefer, but what’s
wrong with ruby-talk.org, google-groups, gmane, the newsgroup
gateway, or the actual mailing list?

I could list a whole lot of things I find very wrong with gmane… :wink:

What about google-groups?

    nikolai

#13

On Nov 13, 2005, at 7:58 PM, Nikolai W. wrote:

Why, exactly? People may use any method they prefer, but what’s wrong
with ruby-talk.org, google-groups, gmane, the newsgroup gateway, or
the
actual mailing list?

I could list a whole lot of things I find very wrong with gmane… :wink:

Seriously, I don’t subscribe to the Rails list, because the traffic
is too much for me, in addition to Ruby T… I do sometimes need to
search there or ask questions and this will be quite perfect for that.

Just one opinion.

James Edward G. II


#14

gabriele renzi wrote:

Devin M. ha scritto:

An advantage that the web forum adds is that it sorts threads by date
of most recent posting, rather than first post. (I wish Thunderbird
had that option.)

is’nt that what you get by clicking on “date”?

In unthreaded mode, all the posts are intermingled. Right now, I’m
looking at Re: Rmagic 1.9, Re: Heirarchy T…, Re: [ANN] Ferret, Re:
rubycocoa, Re: Forum, etc. in the message index pane. I prefer,
actually, to sort by Order Received because senders’ mail clients often
lie (or are confused) about the current datetime.

In threaded mode, posts are grouped together and put in pretty threads.
However, a thread that was created at the dawn of time stays at the very
bottom my list, even if it was just replied to a minute ago. Since I
only read about 30% of ruby-talk, that means I’d never notice it, 'cause
it’s just another old unread message. Rather, if threads were sorted by
most recent posting, I’d see it as I scroll by the new posts, and get
to decide what I want to do with it. (You can argue about the utility of
this feature with yourself, but it is [AFAIK] different from what
Thunderbird provides.)

Devin


#15

On Nov 14, 2005, at 7:23 AM, Nikolai W. wrote:

What about google-groups?

The Rails mailing list is on Google G.??? Excellent! Can I have
a link please?

James Edward G. II


#16

james wrote:

On Nov 14, 2005, at 7:23 AM, Nikolai W. wrote:

What about google-groups?

The Rails mailing list is on Google G.??? Excellent! Can I have
a link please?

James Edward G. II

This one?
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.ruby?hl=en

PS


#17

On Nov 13, 2005, at 11:52 PM, Lyndon S. wrote:

I allways found this http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=ruby-talk&r=1&w=2
pretty good.

I didn’t see the Rails mailing list there. Please correct me if I’m
wrong.

James Edward G. II


#18

On Nov 14, 2005, at 8:35 AM, Pavel Sokolov wrote:

James Edward G. II

This one?
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.ruby?hl=en

Nope. That’s the Ruby T. mailing list, which I already have
bookmarked. It’s the “Rails mailing list” I can’t find there… :wink:

James Edward G. II


#19

elgato wrote:

james wrote:

On Nov 14, 2005, at 7:23 AM, Nikolai W. wrote:

What about google-groups?

The Rails mailing list is on Google G.??? Excellent! Can I have
a link please?

James Edward G. II

This one?
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.ruby?hl=en

PS

no. nethermind. sorry for noise


#20

Devin M. ha scritto:

thanks now I understand what you mean