On 10/11/2014 19:27, Mark Fletcher wrote:
Hi Judy,What shouldn't be added is anything that makes life more dificult for
the users. I'm thinking of things like ambiguous and ineffective search
engines, non-intuitive user profiles (if it's thought useful to have
CSS) when it can be done easily without.
When you say that Groups.io notThe "like" function can be part of it, but more importantly, there is a
significant difference between a Facebook-like setup (I'm inlcuding
Myspace, Twitter, Tumbler, &c), which is designed round short messages
and usually even sorter responses and only function when connected to
the respective web site, and discussion groups (Yahoo Groups, Google
Groups, MLM, &c), which are intended for long posts and equally long
replies, which may be read and written offline.
While it is possible to combine the two to an extent (by allowing email
acces to the site posts), the result isn't gnerally useful.