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Re: I need some opinions
From: L0rd Ch0de1m0rt <l0rdch0de1m0rt () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 08:43:55 -0600

Hello.

So C is cool but the poll seems flawed ... how can I vote for a hybrid
but not support whoring myself out to Google? (Yes, I know Sourcefire
already uses Google for their email but that doesn't make it right.)

Thanks.

L0rd C.

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 7:47 AM, Joel Esler <jesler () sourcefire com> wrote:
Thanks all for writing me offline, put please vote here:

http://www.snort.org/news/2010/12/06/forums-mailing-lists-or-google-groups/

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 8:42 AM, Andres Carrera Rivera
<protoss_black88 () hotmail com> wrote:
I vote for C

C) Unify the two:  This method involves making the forums and the
mailing lists one thing.  Where you post to the forum with your mail
client, or if someone answers online in the forum, the answer is
emailed to you.

It's better just have the whole information in one place,
and that could reduce duplicate themes and solutions..

also there is google code, a repository where you can upload any helpful
code.

Regards,
Abdon Carrera





On 12/6/2010 8:35 AM, Joel Esler wrote:

Hey Community, it's time for your opinions.

Many of us in the Snort community like the mailing lists, however,
there is another portion of the Snort community that don't.  Those
people are using the forums at http://forums.snort.org.

Since we started the forums, there has been a sharp decline in the
amount of posts to the mailing lists (what I consider to be the
knowledge base of Snort). As evidenced by the numbers here:
http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=snort-users

So, in an attempt to unify the community into one place, and stop the
fragmentation of the knowledge base, I've thought of a few solutions:

A) Kill the forums:  This method is basically a nuke of the forums.
The problem with this is many people prefer to use the forums as
opposed to the mailing list, however, a lot of the people that provide
answers and valuable insight into Snort and it's related tools don't
rely on the forums.
B) Kill the mailing lists:  This method, I think, is silly, and
shouldn't even be considered.
C) Unify the two:  This method involves making the forums and the
mailing lists one thing.  Where you post to the forum with your mail
client, or if someone answers online in the forum, the answer is
emailed to you.

Personally I would like to go to C.  This gets the entire community in
one place (unifying the mailing lists and the forums).  I thought
about how to do this on our own (custom code, etc) and I also thought
about Google Groups.

http://groups.google.com/

Google Groups is not only free, cloud hosted, but solves our problems
all at once, however, some people may have reservations about Google
Groups.

So I'd like to use a poll to hear from you.  I want to hear your opinions.

Please go here and vote:

http://www.snort.org/news/2010/12/06/forums-mailing-lists-or-google-groups/

If you have another idea, please email me and let me know!  Thanks.






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Joel Esler

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