[gmx-users] How about gmx-forum?

David spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se
Fri Jan 9 22:15:01 CET 2004

On Fri, 2004-01-09 at 22:04, Anton Feenstra wrote:
> Semen Esilevsky wrote:
> > Probably this message is a kind of off-topic, but...
> > Reading today's postings in this mailing list I
> > understood that it is much more convenient to browse
> > the information on forums then on mailing lists.
> > Probably it is justified to make gmx web-based forum
> > on the gormacs.org or somewhere? It will attract new
> > users and will make communication much more structured
> > and convenient.
> Sorry for perhaps being dense, but what would be the advantage of
> a forum over a list & archives?

The advantage is that you have all the information directly in a
"readable" format in your web browser, in particular when you have an
advanced search engine. The disadvantage is that  it takes more effort
to go to the forum, and as a result people don't do it...

What does show up is many questions that are in the FAQ, or should be in
the FAQ.

David van der Spoel, PhD, Assist. Prof., Molecular Biophysics group,
Dept. of Cell and Molecular Biology, Uppsala University.
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