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5275Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Kinda OT: are we too grown up for a mailing list?

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  • Paul Holland
    Apr 8, 2004
      I too agree with what Peeve Said (Being that I am in Jersey, its nice seeing what is going on in Austin (Man you all have a lot of new caches and great hings happening down there!)  Plus I still feel connected.  I could manage to go to a newsgroup which sometimes would be preferred (especially when you receive over 40 e-mails from this group, and then have to sort out the Junk mail in between the real messages), but it truly depends on the forum.  Some notify you of new threads, where others only notify you when someone replied to one of your post.  The main problem with those is that if you look at a thread and say, na thats not of any interest, its amazing how quickly the thread may change into interest.  These are just my to Yankee sense.  Ya'll take care now, ya hear!

      Michele Pain <mpain@...> wrote:
      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"
      > 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"
      > > 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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