The best way to start new threads in IXDA Discussion?

20 Mar 2008 - 9:19am
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Oleg Krupnov
2008

Hi,

It's rather strange to ask this question after having started a number of
threads already :), however I am puzzled with the fact that there is no
"Start new thread" button on the "Discussion" page at ixda.org
(http://ixda.org/discuss.php). At least I'm unable to find it. Is this on
purpose, and why?

So I start my threads through the "Nabble" gateway
(http://www.nabble.com/ixda.org---discussion-list-f6702.html), the place
where I first stumbled upon this mailing list, but I'm not very happy with
it, as it takes too long for my messages to be accepted and appear on the
ixda.org site. Is this what everybody is using, or there's a better option?

I'd like someone to please explain me this issue, or point me to a kind of
FAQs page where it's explained.

Thanks!
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20 Mar 2008 - 9:54am
Matt Nish-Lapidus
2007

I use the whole list through email.. so when I want to start a thread
i go to gmail and send a new message to discuss at ixda.org ...

On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 11:19 AM, Oleg Krupnov <oleg.krupnov at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> It's rather strange to ask this question after having started a number of
> threads already :), however I am puzzled with the fact that there is no
> "Start new thread" button on the "Discussion" page at ixda.org
> (http://ixda.org/discuss.php). At least I'm unable to find it. Is this on
> purpose, and why?

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20 Mar 2008 - 10:01am
SemanticWill
2007

Your supposed to use email to start new threads.

There is a reason for this. Something about security, spam, etc. Forget
exactly what.

On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 11:54 AM, Matthew Nish-Lapidus <mattnl at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I use the whole list through email.. so when I want to start a thread
> i go to gmail and send a new message to discuss at ixda.org ...
>
> On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 11:19 AM, Oleg Krupnov <oleg.krupnov at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > It's rather strange to ask this question after having started a number
> of
> > threads already :), however I am puzzled with the fact that there is no
> > "Start new thread" button on the "Discussion" page at ixda.org
> > (http://ixda.org/discuss.php). At least I'm unable to find it. Is this
> on
> > purpose, and why?
>
>

20 Mar 2008 - 10:14am
Jeff Howard
2004

Hi Oleg,

The IxDA Discussion list was originally an e-mail only list and
e-mail is still the primary channel. All new threads are started via
e-mail at the address Matthew mentions.

There's an overview here:
http://www.ixda.org/about_help.php

The delay you were encountering had nothing to do with Nabble. It was
because you were a new member and your account had been in moderation
until now (which meant your messages had to be approved by one of the
administrators).

// jeff

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20 Mar 2008 - 10:33am
Alla Zollers
2008

Hi Oleg,

Thanks for asking this question. I was wondering the same thing but could not start a new thread to ask :)

I personally do not subscribe the email list because I find it difficult to follow threads, so I definitely prefer the web interface. I appreciate the pointer to nabber for starting new threads.

If this functionality does get added to the web interface, I would certainly love to hear about it.

20 Mar 2008 - 10:48am
Jeff Howard
2004

Alla wrote:
> I was wondering the same thing but could not start
> a new thread to ask : ) I personally do not subscribe
> the email

Just a note. You should still be able to send e-mail to the list even
if you aren't receiving e-mail. If not, send a message to list at
ixda.org.

// jeff

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