5251Re: Kinda OT: are we too grown up for a mailing list?
- Apr 7, 2004Man, Candy, just because we let a Houstonian in doesn't mean we have
to pack things up and shut it down!!! ;-) (JUST A JOKE... I just
thought the timing was humorous! Welcome from a Houston ex-patriate,
It's just my personal preference, but I'd prefer to keep the group
as it is instead of moving over to TXGA. I've always had trouble
keeping up with message boards like TXGA, even with the automatic
notice of new posts, etc. I get too busy to check regularly, and I
don't like the fact that I don't get a notice when a new thread is
created. Plus, even though sometimes topics veer into areas I'm not
interested in, I enjoy the constant stream of E-mails into my
mailbox. When school keeps me too busy to cache, I still feel
somewhat "attached" to the community by taking a break (which I need
approximately ever 10 minutes or so!), checking my E-mail, and
seeing what everyone is up to and discussing. I didn't meet any of
you guys face to face until just a month or so ago (and still
haven't met a lot of you!), yet I feel like I already knew and liked
all of you guys after receiving daily E-mails for almost a year.
I suppose I'd get close to the same effect if I just checked the
forum every day, and you are certainly correct that the threads
would be easier to follow, AND it would be easier for "outsiders" to
find us... but its just that ONE EXTRA STEP it would take to follow
the threads. (Because I would feel like its necessary to follow ALL
the threads. Its my personality.) Is allowing that one extra step to
defeat all the benefits due to simple laziness? Probably! But thats
That's why if we do decide to move, I'll be happy to do so; the
above is just my personal preference. One thing I hope DOESN'T
happen though is to have two "competing" sites. That would be a
mess. It would be great if we could just make a clean transition, if
a transition is what we want to do.
P.S. Plus, its fun when Yahoo eats all of your messages and then
doesn't disgorge them until hours after you posted them. Weeee! ;-)
--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Candy Lind"
> I'm not trying to say this "place" is no good any more, but isanyone else feeling the tiniest bit overwhelmed by the number of
emails you are getting from here on a daily basis? I thought about
changing to "digest" mode, but you don't get pictures or graphics
that are included when you do that, or when you go to read posts on
Yahoo. It's not really very easy to follow a thread and skip the
stuff you are not interested in, either, because people forget to
change the subject line when a discussion goes off on a tangent.
>a simple mailing list any more. A "forum" would be much easier to
> I'm kinda thinking that we've "grown up" and we're too big to use
negotiate and navigate, and to weed out what you want to read and
what you don't. To that end, I would like to suggest a transition to
the Central Texas Forum on TXGA. I plan to begin posting questions
and/or comments both places, and I hope that others will give the
TXGA forum a looksee, as well.
>should do away with the Centex list, but I think we're big enough to
> I would be happy to hear other opinions, and I'm not saying we
put a forum and all its features to very good use.
>wide site than it is on Yahoo. Charizard from the Panhandle is
> Just as an example, it's easier for people to find us on the state-
coming here this weekend, and would like suggestions for kid-
friendly caches. She'll be staying in the Elgin area. She posted on
the TXGA site. READ HERE. Please help me give her some good
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