Can sound be put in these messages?

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue May 8 16:14:46 UTC 2007

On Tue, May 08, 2007 at 09:05:27AM -0700, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
> Jesse Sheidlower wrote:
> >It's a mailing list, not a forum, but in any case no, you can't
> >attach sound files to ADS-L messages.
> >
> I thought a mailing list is a type of forum. Is there something lacking
> to make it a forum?

In online contexts _forum_ typically refers to a web site
where many people post messages that are arranged in various
categories, etc. ADS-L certainly is a forum in the broader
sense of 'a (notional) place where ideas may be openly

Jesse Sheidlower

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