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Plone 3 for Education by Erik Rose

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Forums with Ploneboard

While a blog is geared toward having one person post the lion's share of content and then a larger community make relatively short comments, a forum tends to be more egalitarian: someone — not necessarily the owner of the forum system — makes an initial post and then steps back to participate in the conversation as an equal. The difference, in practice, is slight: both forums and blogs have been evolving for more than a decade, and they have each absorbed many features of the other.

Among the implementations considered here, the most significant distinguisher is the richness of comments. In all the blog strategies we investigated, comments were limited to plain text and were either allowed or disallowed — nothing in between. ...

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