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Re: XTree Forum Suggestions

Posted By: Walter Rassbach <>
Date: Friday, 4 September 1998, at 12:51 a.m.

In Response To: Re: XTree Forum Suggestions (Laurent Duchastel de Montrouge)

One other thing you might consider is that, at least for my setup, you can disconnect from the net WITHOUT exiting your browser -- Just right click on the connection icon in the tray and select disconnect... With my setup, it automatically reconnects when it has to, so one can read a message and compose while off-line, and it reconnects automatically when you "post"...

My setup is W95 OSR 2.1 (works with NT4/SP3 too) and Netscape 4.05 Prof.
I think IE4 does the same thing, but I avoid it so I don't know. -- Walter

> IMHO, increasing the number of latest postings displayed may
> helped but is not addressing the problem adequately. The real problem
> is that using a Web-based forum may be simply too inconvenient for
> some when the volume of posting increases. After an initial strong
> interest in the Xtree Forum, my enthusiasm is now decreasing as
> I have now to download hundreds of Web pages each week just to catch
> up. With an average download time of 3 to 5 seconds for each page,
> in addition to online reading time, this is really time-costly.
> Participation to the forum also imply to use the Web page post form
> - thus, again being online. These characteristics are serious limitations
> for people like me who do not have a fast modem (sorry, my university
> still tops at 28k...) and unlimited connection time available (I
> am limited to few hours a week)

> Example: As I write these lines, my online stopwatch already
> shows me 40 minutes, but I just checked very few of the hundreds
> of recent and interesting postings on this forum. Unfortunately,
> I won't have enough available online time to read all the other
> postings.

> While I agree that using a Web-based system might increase
> the participation of newcomers, I will definitively prefer a more
> traditionnal listserv system in our email box. It will be at least
> 10 to 20 times faster and economical. A dual system forum (simultaneously
> Web and email) would be the best solution. Wouldn't be possible
> ?

> Of course, it is just an opinion ! 8-)

> Regards

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