The RForum Way


#1

This is the first I’ve seen or heard of RForum. Am I the only one that
thinks this has a different feel than all other forums? I could
probably live with all the tiny subtle differences, but the one that
totally stands out is this:

Typical forums organize material in this sort of heirarchy:

Root > Forums/Categories > Topics/Threads > Posts

This RForum seems to be doing it like this:

Root > Forums > Posts

Although this is not impossible for me to wrap my head around, it just
feels like such a radical departure from normal forum practice and
convention. Is this intentional? Am I making a mountain out of a
molehill? :slight_smile:

Otherwise, I am quite pleased to see ruby-forum.com because I have an
aversion to mailing lists and much prefer forums.


#2

pistos wrote:

Typical forums organize material in this sort of heirarchy:

Root > Forums/Categories > Topics/Threads > Posts

This RForum seems to be doing it like this:

Root > Forums > Posts

No. The hierarchy is forum.topic.post. What makes you think this is
different?

Andreas


#3

No. The hierarchy is forum.topic.post. What makes you think this is
different?

Ah, I think I see how I got confused. In
http://www.ruby-forum.com/forum/4
threads like the Euchre thread show up multiple times, and I suspect
it’s because the fact that those posts are part of the same thread are
not being picked up. I shall refrain from assigning blame, because I
don’t think anyone’s at fault. It could well be that such situations
are unavoidable when you’re trying to mirror a mailing list.

Okay, carry on, carry on! :slight_smile:

Pistos


#4

pistos wrote:

No. The hierarchy is forum.topic.post. What makes you think this is
different?

Ah, I think I see how I got confused. In
http://www.ruby-forum.com/forum/4
threads like the Euchre thread show up multiple times, and I suspect
it’s because the fact that those posts are part of the same thread are
not being picked up. I shall refrain from assigning blame, because I
don’t think anyone’s at fault. It could well be that such situations
are unavoidable when you’re trying to mirror a mailing list.

It’s the fault of broken Email clients that do not set a correct
References or In-Reply-To headers.

Andreas