LORROS Discussions capture and contain group communication in an easy to use format which is similar to email in that any group member may start a discussion and past discussions can be keyword searched.
However, there are some clear advantages to Discussions, over normal email (see table):
Discussions have an end date, so threads don’t go on forever.
You receive email alerts about new topics and comments, and yet you can mute the alerts at any time.
LORROS automatically archives and indexes Discussions, so you don’t have to sort threads into folders.
All group members can take part (while in email you can accidentally leave someone off the list).
Discussions eliminate the risk of broken threads when a group member forgets to “Reply to All”.
LORROS Discussions reduce the risk of accidental forwards of confidential information.