Re: [eigen] New Eigen users forum!

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My reasons for creating the forum is that
1) it has a much lower barrier to entry than a mailing list especially
as our mailing list requires subscription (made necessary by spam).
2) it is common to see users helping each other on a forum, but all
the -users mailing lists i've seen were just the developers helping
the users
3) a forum is plainly better suited for the task than a mailing list:
better view of and search in past messages.

If you had been logged in IRC on #eigen and #avogadro the past few
days you'd have seen the amount of user support demand that motivated
me to open this forum :) It is from IRC that I want to redirect
traffic, not that much from the mailing list.

As I said in the first message, i really want the mailing list to keep
as usual for all development / bugs / patches. For the rest I reply to
Kenneth's mail...


personnally i've been using forums like long long before i dared to

2008/12/17 Keir Mierle <mierle@xxxxxxxxx>:
> Is having a separate forum really a good idea? It seems the eigen community
> is pretty small. Wouldn't it be better to encourage traffic on this list
> instead of balkanizing discussion?
> Keir
> On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 12:52 PM, Benoit Jacob <jacob.benoit.1@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>> Hi List,
>> We just opened a users forum here:
>> I'm trying to get people to use it for getting support with using
>> Eigen. Ideally we'd have a community of users able to help each
>> other... Until that's the case at least I am reading the forum and
>> will  answer questions;  that's far less time-consuming for me than
>> IRC (i'm easily distracted away from work).
>> Of course IRC and this mailing list continue as usual! The mailing
>> list is perfect for discussing eigen development, asking a licensing
>> question, reporting a bug, submitting a patch; IRC is great for a
>> friendly chat or a very interactive technical discussion, but we can't
>> always be online.
>> Cheers,
>> Benoit
>> ---


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