5278Re: Kinda OT: are we too grown up for a mailing list?
- Apr 8, 2004You know, one of Shelly's posts recently got me thinking again about
switching from the E-mail group to a forum. It was her post
regarding the recent Grajek-Tony "debate" about how she once
unsubscribed when there was some ranting about virtuals going on. I
remember that whenever our debates in this forum get a bit fast and
furious, a number of you get a little irritated. Myself, I always
find these situations the most interesting. But I'd hate to "stir
the pot" if it meant flooding the E-mail boxes of those that want
only the nice friendly messages. To me, this is the best reason to
switch to a forum, and its a good enough reason that I'm almost
ready to change my mind.
It seems like everyone would be happy if there was a forum hosting
site that would give members the option of having posts to be E-
mailed to them. The actual text of the post; not just a notification
that someone has posted. Also, a feature that would send / notify
you when a new THREAD was posted as well... I don't think the
proboard or TXGA / Austinexplorer style boards have that option.
Has anyone come across any board hosting sites out there with both
of these features? If so, I think we should move. People like me can
subscribe to every single thread, and it will be just like Yahoo
(except our messages will actually be posted on time!) Others can
only subscribe to the threads they wish to follow. All are happy.
If not, these sites damn well should have those features. Wouldn't
be hard to implement. Maybe I'll have to E-mail the posting sites
soon with some suggestions. Doubt it'll do much good, but there is
--- 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
> Happy Trails!
> Candy Lind candylind@e...
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