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The Hpricot and Sandbox Mailing Lists #

by why in inspect

I know a lot of you have questions about how to use Hpricot. And I’d like to start helping with that a lot more. For example, did you know that XML files should be loaded with the Hpricot::XML() method? Oh, hey, that’s handy, right? That skips Hpricot’s HTML clean-up stuff.

So, I’ve started lists for both Hpricot and Sandbox, since both have had lots of good activity over the last little while.

To join:

  • Send a message to hpricot@code.whytheluckystiff.net.
  • Cc: why@whytheluckystiff.net.

For sandbox, the e-mail address is sandbox@code.whytheluckystiff.net. Please come along!

said on 05 Mar 2007 at 14:33

That Hpricot::XML thing you did there… that was handy.

said on 05 Mar 2007 at 14:36

Curious why you chose using a mailing list over setting up a forum?

said on 05 Mar 2007 at 14:58

why the lucky tiff?!?

said on 05 Mar 2007 at 15:09

Oh, ha! My s_, _r and e keys are totally dying right now.

said on 05 Mar 2007 at 15:32

I smell a graphics package coming chris!

said on 05 Mar 2007 at 17:02

Forum Fan: I’m not convinced it is an either/or proposition—c.f. RForum, for instance.

said on 05 Mar 2007 at 17:41

Forum Fan

Curious why you recommend using a forum over setting up a Google group?

said on 05 Mar 2007 at 21:41

Unless _why objects, I have set up:

groups.google.com / whytheluckystuff.

said on 05 Mar 2007 at 21:55

Mailing lists messages have a tendency to be easily dismissed, and common questions bubble up frequently.

The gripe I always have about mailing lists is that usually it’s fine to ask a question, and get a response from a knowledgeable person. But most people don’t post to the mailing list first, they google it. Or if there’s a forum (or another searchable site) they search that.

Mailing list archives are rather kludgy at finding necessary articles quickly and updating older topics.

I’m not against Google Groups. They probably have better searching capabilities than most forums. They are definitely faster and more usable than most mailing list archivers.

I’m not familiar with RForum.

I do want to note that I commend _why for doing this, I think it’s cool that he’s trying to be even more available to those who are having problems with the software.

said on 06 Mar 2007 at 00:10

Cool list interface: send an empty email to stop delivery; write back and the traffic starts flowing again. Sweet & simple, very nice.

said on 06 Mar 2007 at 00:12

I love mailing lists, for what it’s worth (not much)

said on 06 Mar 2007 at 03:29

google groups are the shiz biz.

i’ve joined various rails/ruby Ggroups and so far they have been much more productive that any forum or mailing list that ive seen in the past.

(unless ure an antidisestablishmentarianist:)

said on 07 Mar 2007 at 04:59

weepy, err… google groups are in fact mailing lists.

said on 07 Mar 2007 at 11:16

they’re a mashup between a forum and a mailing list. you can use them as either.

said on 09 Mar 2007 at 12:46

What about Markaby? Please?

11 Jul 2010 at 20:35

* do fancy stuff in your comment.