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    SitePoint Zealot NZ Joe's Avatar
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    Bulletin Boards vs. Mail Lists

    Does anybody know anywhere on the web that discusses the benefits/pitfalls of bulletin boards and mail lists?

    I particular, I am looking for stuff I can use to suppliment my business case for launching a bulletin board service on our intranet. Currently we use a horrible mail list system (which IT love, and users hate, which should be good enough case).

    Thanks in advance.

    Joe
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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy TheOriginalH's Avatar
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    Unfortunatekly I don't have any concrete resources for you, but your argument is totally sound.

    I think the main issue is usability. It is immediatly obvious how (well designed) bulletin boards work. That is not the case with e-mail lists. I know that daily people in my firm are still confused as to what CC and BCC are on e-mails, and I regularly have to monitor mailings to avoid people making too many balls ups.

    If it's any use, my testimonial(which reflects yours):

    Techies like mailing lists, ordinary people can use bulletin boards!

    H
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