Sun Oct 28 2001 07:41:
Perusing some Linux Today talkbacks today, I was reminded of the "Tar Pit
From Hell" theory of discussion boards which I expounded to my co-workers
many months ago. It is basically the following: when you add a public
discussion forum to your site you are placing your site on a big
slab of plexiglass which floats around on the Tar Pit From Hell.
As long as no one actually uses the discussion forum, you are safe.
But the more people pile on to use the discussion forum, the deeper your
site sinks into the Tar Pit From Hell. There are various measures you
can take to slow your descent into the Tar Pit From Hell, but none of
them deal with the fundamental problem, which is the fact that your site is sinking into a damn tar pit.
As you can tell, the Tar Pit From Hell theory is one of those cockamamie theories which
survives only because its name is fun to say.
As you can tell, the Tar Pit From Hell theory is one of those cockamamie theories which survives only because its name is fun to say.