This article was very timely for me, because I've been a long-time Domino
developer (and perhaps rightly-biased), and also because I've begun to dabble a
bit with Drupal lately and the limitations of similar CMSs.
There's a whole world of CMSs out there. I mentioned Drupal, while also Joomla
and Typo3 also have merits.
Compared against wonderful and mostly efficient discussion forums such as
Notes.net, I find all these other boards' discussions 'flat', and hard to read
and navigate. I think discussion forums are extremely valuable knowledge bases,
the value of which extends well beyond the initial plea for help. Notes.net is
an example of such a GUI done right, while all the others are an inefficient
pain and generate inefficient results.
Thanks to this article and thread, now I 'get' the merits of having all
comments within a single page. *Searchability*, ah! Thanks guys! (I blame the
codestore readable gui for misleading me though, because it is so well
Now I wonder, since notes.net seems almost idealic aside from this newly
gleamed omission, I wonder, how can this 'feature' be added?
Couldn't an agent scrape up response and response-to-response docs and compile
such a page? Maybe search could even be redirected to focus on such (new)
Anyway, that's just me thinking out loud. Nice article and discussion! Food for