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SQL 2005 Forums

Posted in Sql and Xml | General | Avanade at Wednesday, May 18, 2005 1:40 AM Pacific Daylight Time

Euan posts about the new SQL Server 2005 forums:


Along with Visual Studio we are adding the option of support of the CTP program via Web Based forums in addition to the traditional newsgroups, we’d love to hear any feedback on the system.

And Niels responds over at Managed Data:

Euan posted the above about new forums for SQL Server 2005 stuff. I am subscribed, but I rather have newsgroups only. Anyway, I'm probably just old-fashioned. What are your thoughts regarding spreading the community between web-forums, newsgroups etc???

I used to take the newsgroup-only position. However, since my previous employer blocked all newsgroup access and since at my current job most of the clients block newsgroup access, I haven't visited a newsgroup for quite some time. I probably should spend more time in the newsgroups (especially if I want to keep my MVP status (which I do)), but it just isn't as practical for me as it used to be.

On the other hand, I really don't like web based forums. They are too slow and feel clunky. Newsgroups and newsreaders seem much easier to use and I spend less time waiting on the software. So I'm still waiting on a good solution that combines the ease and speed of newsgroups with the accessibility of the web. Just my $.02...

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