On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 5:53 PM, Carol Anne Ogdin <caogdin at gmail.com> wrote: > I find the entire USENET and eMail list thing utterly antediluvian, and > wicked hard to use. Often, I can only barely remember that *maybe* > something relevant was discussed months ago, but is now relevant to my > current issue today. A "forum" is more practical as a tool for building a > collective knowledge of the CentOS community. This eMail list just doesn't > cut it for a "knowledge base" built up of our collective experience. Get yourself a gmail account and subscribe this list to it. The threaded presentation goes a long way, and a few additional minutes with the label setup tool can practically create your own personal forum layout, and if there are only a few things to catch up on you can quickly scan them under "All Mail" rather than having to check each of the different categories separately. I read nearly all my email lists in gmail now ... but, increasingly, email user agents like Thunderbird have similar features if you don't like a web interface (which given your attraction to forums is probably not an issue).