Yesterday, I wondered into the ASP.NET forums, and stayd for a while, going over many of the topics and answering a few of the questions there.

And you know what? I'm prefer mail lists or NNTP myself, but actually, it has one of the better HTML interfaces for forums out there. Quite usable, actually.

I do have a few observations on two things that surprised me:

  • The number of unanswered posts is quite high
  • The number of off-topic questions is even larger

The latter was quite surprising to me because most of the forums are moderated. I'm not sure what to make of it, but it seems to me that either the moderators are not quite reading the questions before allowing them through, or they don't have very clear what the topic of the forum is supposed to be. I mean, comm'on... a question on using the serial port on an EnterpriseServices forum? I can't be the only one to find that strange, am I?

Tomas Restrepo

Software developer located in Colombia. Sr. PFE at Microsoft.