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5266RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Kinda OT: are we too grown up for a mailing list?

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  • Karen
    Apr 7, 2004
      From experience.... I belong to a Sailing Club here in town.. when they went
      forum format I kind of lost touch because I actually had to THINK about
      going to their website and look at all the different topics, then messages
      on the board. I would hate for that to happen here. I guess I'm lazy, or
      just too busy to actually take the time to go to a website to see what's
      going on. I like the way it is, and I like the banter back and forth here.
      Just my opinion, but if you do go forum format, you will probably lose my
      interest. Experience speaking. (of course I will always cache.. I will
      just not be as in touch with ya'll)


      -----Original Message-----
      From: Mark Gessner [mailto:mgessner@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2004 4:34 PM
      To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Kinda OT: are we too grown up for
      a mailing list?

      I like to use the TXGA site for some things, but it doesn't (for
      example) email you when someone posts a new message, unless you've
      subscribed to a particular topic. In engineering terms, it's a polled
      system rather than interrupt-driven.

      I like the friendly back-and-forth we get going on this list. I see a
      use for both media. Also, TXGA goes down more frequently. Ever get
      the SERVICE UNAVAILABLE message when trying to access the TXGA site?
      Doesn't happen that often on Yahoo, which has a for-profit motive to
      stay running more reliably.


      On Apr 7, 2004, at 2:31 PM, Candy Lind wrote:

      > I'm not trying to say this "place" is no good any more, but is anyone
      > 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.
      > I'm kinda thinking that we've "grown up" and we're too big to use a
      > simple mailing list any more. A "forum" would be much easier to
      > 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.
      > I would be happy to hear other opinions, and I'm not saying we should
      > do away with the Centex list, but I think we're big enough to put a
      > forum and all its features to very good use.
      > Just as an example, it's easier for people to find us on the
      > state-wide site than it is on Yahoo. Charizard from the Panhandle is
      > 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 suggestions!
      > Happy Trails!
      > Candy Lind    candylind@...
      > "Hello, my name is Candy, I go by Moosiegirl, and I am a GEOCACHER."
      > I can quit any time ... really, I CAN!!
      > Geocaching worldwide:  http://www.geocaching.com     in Texas: 
      > http://www.txga.net
      > in the Austin area:
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CentralTexasGeocachers
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