Bill's Pick for Categories
If you have a message board, which I like, there is no benefit over yahoo
groups without specifically-defined, unambiguous categories that force to
stay relevant. Here is my list:
Fun and Games
Collections and Links
The biggest advantage of the message board approach is that no one only
checks the sections they're interested in.
-------- Original Message --------
> From: "Evan Koblentz" <evan@...>have
> Sent: Friday, March 13, 2009 4:47 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [midatlanticretro] Should we switch to a web forum?
> Okay ....... some ground rules for this sure-to-be-controversial thread:
> 1. KEEP IT STRICTLY ON-TOPIC
> 2. KEEP THE SUBJECT LINE
> 3. TRIM LONG QUOTED REPLIES
> So, should we switch to a web discussion forum?
> Reasons for switching:
> 1. Categories = you only read what you care about. We would ** NOT **
> sub-categories for specific types of hardware, such as the VC Forum has.because
> Instead, there would be a few vague categories:
> - meet and greet
> - MARCH / InfoAge
> - computers etc.
> - Miscellaneous
> 2. Having a web forum might attract more new people to get involved
> it's less overwhelming.
> Reasons NOT to switch:
> 1. Email list is more "on-topic" for vintage computers
> 2. We have a 12,000-message installed base
> 3. Yahoo system makes like easy (usually)
> Let the discussion begin.
- when am I going to learn to check my grammar before sending. Ignore my
> Fun and Games
> Technical Support
> Collections and Links
> Off Topic