nick.rout at gmail
Feb 13, 2014, 12:19 AM
Post #3 of 3
On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 9:07 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout [at] gmail> wrote:
Re: Introducing... The Official MythTV Forums!
[In reply to]
> On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 4:11 PM, Matt S. <skd5aner [at] gmail> wrote:
>> Friends of an ever-growing MythTV community, I'm honored to announce that
>> the MythTV project is now opening the official MythTV Forums!
>> Over nearly 11 years since the beginning of this project, there have been
>> many channels of collaboration offered to its users and developers based on
>> the best way to serve the community's needs at that moment in time -
>> mailings lists, trac, wiki, IRC, etc. Over that time, one question that has
>> repeatedly come up again and again - "Why are there no forums?" Well, now
>> those people who prefer to interact in a web forum will be able to do so -
>> including new users who may be more comfortable and familiar interacting
>> with a community in that way.
>> We welcome you to come and check it out and we'd certainly love to see you
>> all there!
>> *** OK, some important items I want to mention as well, as I'm sure they
>> will come up:
>> - The mailing lists are not going anywhere. They will stay around as-is and
>> users are encouraged to use whichever channel is more comfortable to them.
>> - The developers are currently looking at investigating a "bridge" mod for
>> the forum that could either allow people to use the forum as a mailing list,
>> integrate the mailing list in to the forum, or both - this is TBD and no
>> direction has been decided yet. In the interim, although not optimal, you
>> can go to a particular sub-forum and select the "subscribe to forum" link,
>> which will notify you via email of any new posts to that particular
>> sub-forum. You can also subscribe to posts. RSS/Atom mods could also be
>> explored if enough people would find that useful.
>> - The forums currently support several major third-party authentication
>> providers. Facebook Connect is currently disabled, but may be added in the
>> future as well. Of course, you are also more than welcome to create an
>> account directly on the site as well.
>> - Times change, and that's OK - no need to fear! People interact
>> differently than they did 5/10/20/30 years ago. Forums have become a norm
>> for a majority of large FOSS projects and beyond, and have helped encourage
>> greater community interaction and foster growth. We appreciate that some
>> people find NNTP, usenet, mailing lists, RSS/ATOM, carrier pigeon, morse
>> code, cave paitings, etc. most useful for their particular situation, but
>> please respect the fact that others may have the opposite opinion. This is
>> a diverse world - and there is no "right" answer. Please show respect for
>> the desire to have an inclusive community, not an exclusive one.
>> - The forums are in their infancy, so please bare with the devs as they may
>> tweak things, install new features, create new sub-forumes, or sort through
>> bugs. Everyone is encouraged to share any errors or bugs they may find in
>> this thread: https://forum.mythtv.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7
> Hey I used to detest forums, but have grown to quite like them
> following considerable use of xbmc forums.
> One thing you might like to look at is tapatalk (an android forum app)
> support. I use tapatalk a lot.
> If this is already dealt with, I apologise for bringing it up, if it
> isn't, I suggest taking a look :)
Gave you a plug at the mythtv pvr section of xbmc forums
mythtv-users mailing list
mythtv-users [at] mythtv
MythTV Forums: https://forum.mythtv.org