Austin Z. wrote:
I do not think that it is sufficiently clear; someone noted that
they were surprised to learn that the forum was actually tied to a
mailing list in this very thread.
That was me. After my first couple of posts, I thought it prudent to
treat this forum like a mailing list. Everyone else seemed to. It would
at least help somewhat if it was insinuated somewhere on the forum that
this is cross-posted to a mailing list.
The web interface is reducing the quality of discussion dramatically,
and merely increasing the warning level is not going to help that.
Help? Yes it would. Solve? Well…
style of discussion on fora is too radically different for the way
that ruby-talk is presented on ruby-forum. Something different needs
to be done, because what exists is detrimental to the community.
Is it really detrimental?
I think I see a little class separation going on here. I’m a newbie to
Ruby. I’m not incompetent, but I do often ask question that “could be
answered with a 3 second Google search”… if I only knew what on earth
I was searching for. It may be obvious to one person, but otherworldly
to someone who’s just encountering a gotcha for the first time.
I’ve really loved ruby-forum.com since I started using it. People are
VERY friendly, understanding, patient, and have all the answers to all
my questions. Excellent community, excellent dialog.
I’m not sure it’d be a good idea, but to keep n00bz like me from
drowning the pro discussions, maybe we should have a “basic Ruby
concepts that even experienced developers from other languages might
snag on” forum. 90% of my questions are in regards to Ruby’s
implementation of common features. I see a lot of people with similar
In any event, it’s dangerous to have a web site with a forum labeled
simply “Ruby.” Everyone will flock to this