- Dear International Forum members,
You may have noticed (or you maybe not) that egroups has been gobbled up by
Yahoo! Groups. So far as I know most of the functions we are used to remain.
I do know that the "stoics" community now located at yahoogroups.com is no
longer officially moderated (which means my "moderator" status is not
officially recognized at Yahoo!). Even at egroups, joining was set up so that
people could join without being vetted by anybody, although quite a few people
contacted me first and then were directed to go to egroups.com and join
operationally. This openness has not been a problem since our members and
visitors are normally quite civilized discussion partners.
One thing that I think has disappeared is that the Welcome Letter that I
composed and which, when we were at egroups.com and before that at
onelist.com, was sent automatically to new members is no longer sent. If I am
wrong about this I hope somebody will let me know.
I hope anybody who has been trying to post to the Forum and has had problems
will let me know about them.
If I am right, once we are officially registered as individuals with Yahoo!
Groups (www.yahoo.com) we can post to the Forum without going to the Yahoo
Groups website. (I found that I had to register with Yahoo! Groups before I
could post directly to the Forum; I was able to get a post through the group
mechanism before I had registered--by simply replying to an earlier message.)
If you receive this through Yahoo! Groups it will prove that at least I could
post directly from my own email program to the group.
I am simply addressing the message to
On a different point, I have redesigned The Stoic Place website, using frames
in an attempt to make it more attractive and user-friendly.
The new version is at http://www.wku.edu/~garreje/stoa2.htm
Please take a look at it and let me know of any bugs you encounter.
Those of you who have links to The Stoic Place in your sites or among your
"favorites," don't change your url's--because after the new version has been
available for testing for several days, I will rename the old file for the
Stoic Place homepage and change the new version to the url you are accustomed
In Stoic solidarity,
Moderator gratia vocis fori (at least as of two years ago)
- Hello Jan,
Re the Yahoo! take-over of eGroups, you said:
> You may have noticed (or you maybe not) that egroups has been gobbled upby
> Yahoo! Groups. So far as I know most of the functions we are used toremain.
> One thing that I think has disappeared is that the Welcome Letter that I
> composed and which, when we were at egroups.com and before that at
> onelist.com, was sent automatically to new members is no longer sent. If I
> wrong about this I hope somebody will let me know.Having looked over my Stoic_Foundation yahoogroups pages (which I own and
moderate http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Stoic_Foundation ) *as far as I can
tell* nothing has altered (except you need new, downloadable, software to
use the chat room facility). The Stoic_Foundation automated welcome message
is still there, as is a send-to-all-new-members message that I also added to
the site. As modertator, you access these by going to the group page, click
on settings, then look for the automated messages which listed right at the
bottom of the page.
Hope this helps!