Why I hate forums for support Show more
One thing I really don't like are long-lived forums for supporting thing that just become a jumbled mess of pinned topics and long-lived threads.
This is part of the reason I don't do a lot of rooting on my devices: all of the information is buried in a decade of forum posts.
Nobody wants to take the time to unbury that information into something more usable. Finding anything in there becomes part archaeology, part anthropology, and part crapology.
@saxifrage Hubzilla is a pretty wide open functions-software (something like CMS, cloud, social network, blog, bridge between gnusocial, friendica, diaspora and mastodon, etc.) so I would regret the php coding. There are a lot people *now* in there, as an example look the support forum: https://zotadel.net/channel/support?f=&jsdisabled=0
While my main instance is down due to (good) electricians, I'm learning of #hubzilla and #friendica -- does anyone use these? They seem like pretty great projects -- except why do they have to be PHP...
It would be nice to have a facebook-alike to be fruitlessly encouraging family & friends to join along with mastodon/pleroma