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From: Terry Reigel <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] WG Forum (was:TMG 8)
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2011 13:12:32 -0500
Itzhak Epstein wrote:
> It is interesting that I, a moderately involved TMG user
> since v5 and a peripheral participant in this listserve,
> just found out about the WG forum.
In your defense, Itzhak, I'd note the following.
I'm quite sure the Forum was mentioned here when it was started in 2007, and I know it has been from time to time since. However, many serious contributors here have preferred to use this list, and have not been active on the Forum (for example I find only seven posts there from our friend Lee in those four years). Perhaps for that reason, or simply because of personal preferences, it seems a great number of list members have made little or no use of it.
As a result, in it's early years it seemed to me that the forum served mainly as a vehicle for technical issues - like "what do I do to fix this error message?" When questions like "what is the best way to...?" were asked the rich range of suggestions often appearing from a wide variety of users on this list was not forthcoming.
However, over the years it seems many new users have gravitated to the Forum. Perhaps they did so because they are used to finding support in such forums for a wide variety of products. Whatever the reason, over time the number of users participating in the Forum, and their experience level with TMG, seems to have grown considerably. At this point there is much less difference between the Forum and this List in terms of the scope of issues covered and the breadth of responses.
So if you haven't tried the Forum for a while, perhaps it's time to look again. While some of us are fond of the email format used by Lists, the Forum does have provisions for including images, and has a good search function. Not to mention the ability to edit out one's typos after posting. <g>