[Squeakland] forums status?

Randy Heiland heiland at indiana.edu
Fri Apr 29 17:47:11 PDT 2005

Hi Kim,
Personally, I  would just like to have a searchable archive for this 
list.  I'd gotten in the habit of using the forums for that (or maybe 
it wasn't searchable).  But a quick google reveals this archive:
(although it doesn't seem to have a search engine; maybe google is the 
universal search engine)
So, no, I won't lose sleep over not having the forums.


On Apr 29, 2005, at 5:54 PM, Kim Rose wrote:

> Hi, Randy -
> Interesting (and well-timed) that  you should ask!  The forums 
> (software) had some issues with security/virus vulnerabilities and so 
> we pulled it offline for a short time.  I just checked and found  we 
> launched "forums" just about one year ago.
> It wasn't for some time that I even realized they were "down" but 
> noticed in conjuction with one of our power outages and sent a query 
> to Mike and "the guys".
> We decided just this week that because of lack of activity, and 
> noticing that no one in "Squeakland" had spoken up expressing dismay 
> that the foum(s) was unavailable, we decided to call it an 
> "experiment" that wasn't terribly successful.   There were great 
> lengths of time the forums went without new input, etc.
> All this stated, I am now asking you, and all the other Squeaklanders, 
> to speak up if you wish to have the forums brought back online.
> It seems to me that this mailing list has been more effective  and 
> successful overall, but perhaps that assessment is incorrect.
> What do people think about forums?  Do you want them back - despite a 
> possible security risk or "vulnerabilities" with the forum software? 
> Please send your comments and thoughts.
>  - Kim
>> How long is  forums.squeakland.org  expected to be down?
>> --Randy
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