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5267Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Kinda OT: are we too grown up for a mailing list?

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  • Michele Pain
    Apr 7 4:57 PM
      And 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...>
      > wrote:
      > > Man, 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,
      > > 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
      > 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
      > > 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,
      > if
      > > 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
      > 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!
      > > >
      > > >
      >
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