Subject Re: [IBO] IBO Support Environment
Author Marco Lauria
At 14.57 14/03/2001 -0700, you wrote:
>I would very much like to develop a customized knowledge base/support
>environment for IBO. In fact, I would like to make it generic so it can host
>other things as well. I feel like there is a great niche waiting to be
>filled because list servers and newsgroups just don't cut it.
>Here's what I would like. Each person has a local GDB file on their client
>which serves as the local cache so that they can connect, sync up, and then
>disconnect. This should serve the purposes of those who don't want to be
>connected to the internet while they do their thing.
>Others will be able to be connected and receive real-time notifications of
>new messages. If you are traveling and away for a while I would want a web
>interface that would allow all of the capabilities but they would just use
>the centralized database (or most likely a replicated version of it.) Also,
>a SMTP and NMTP interface would be great so that those who like lists and
>NG's can continue to do their thing.

I think this would be great and when I'll finish the italian ibo domain,
I'd like to maintain a similar forum in italian.

>I know this isn't a simple undertaking but I think it would be well worth
>the effort.
>I plan to do this once I get IBO v4 out the door.... Perhaps we could start
>building up a feature list for now? I have some ideas but I would like to
>know what things you all would like to see in it too. For certain
>categories, better threading, searchable archives are a part of it. I would
>also like it to feed into FAQ and TI sheets, allow peer rating and
>annotations, last modified, see also links (which users can generate).
>Another thing I want is email notification if a thread is responded to.
>Would this be a welcomed effort by the community?
I think yes :)