5267Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Kinda OT: are we too grown up for a mailing list?
- Apr 7 4:57 PMAnd the truth is we could have both.
On Apr 7, 2004, at 6:31 PM, Essiar wrote:
> I second everything Peeve said. I don't get the daily emails though,
> that would drive me crazy. I just log onto the site and read what I
> haven't yet read. I think the forums are fine for large groups such
> as all of TX and GC.com but I prefer the intimacy of this venue for
> our community. I do see your point though about all the topics
> intertwined as opposed to unique threads for each topic.
> --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Mike" <mbseay@m...>
> > Man, Candy, just because we let a Houstonian in doesn't mean we
> > to pack things up and shut it down!!! ;-) (JUST A JOKE... I just
> > thought the timing was humorous! Welcome from a Houston ex-
> > Parkerplus!)
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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"
> > find us... but its just that ONE EXTRA STEP it would take to
> > the threads. (Because I would feel like its necessary to follow
> > the threads. Its my personality.) Is allowing that one extra step
> > defeat all the benefits due to simple laziness? Probably! But
> > me.
> > 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,
> > a transition is what we want to do.
> > Mike
> > 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"
> > <candylind@e...> 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > the TXGA site. READ HERE. Please help me give her some good
> > suggestions!
> > >
> > >
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