[K12OSN] Teacher Forums

R. Scott Belford scott at hosef.org
Mon Dec 6 01:17:39 UTC 2004

Here in Hawaii we wrestled with creating a separate, more 
teacher-friendly list, and we discussed in great length the relative 
merits of a mailman list vs. phpbbs.  We created and ran a BB for a 
while, but without active moderation, many questions went unanswered and 
most of us were accustomed to a standard mailing list.  If the desire 
exists to use this technology for a teacher forum, we certainly have the 
bandwidth (UH) and the hardware.

Red Hat has graciously offered to host another list.  They contacted 
Paul Nelson, the moderator.  He and Eric can have this done.

I wonder, would the list prefer

a. A new, teacher focused mailman list
b. A new, teacher focused bb
c. A new developers list, leaving K12OSN to its original intent of being 
an end-user list. (Paul pointed this out)
d. Two new mailman lists for end users and developers

I personally think a new, clean space that only novice end-users are 
*encouraged* to enter is the easiest.


More information about the K12OSN mailing list