Re: [wpmac] Re: New link?
- In a message dated 2013-0423 20:12 -0500, ted_m_p_lee wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "John R" <johnrethorst@...> wrote:And that's precisely the problem, isn't it? - the auto-announcement from Yahoo
>> Any of the nine moderators could have put that up, but this one was mine. It's SheepShaver and Basilisk > SheepShaver setup: http://www.csua.berkeley.edu/~ranga/notes/osx_sheepshaver.html
>> This is a nice page, but one of many, that discusses SheepShaver.
>> I'd think that most members would not want email notification of new files or links, unless especially important. But that could be wrong. Would most members prefer a notice when a link or file is added?
> I don't know if there's a way to turn it off, but yahoo groups appears to do that automatically -- except all it tells you is that there is a new link (presumably also new files) but doesn't tell you *what* the new link was.
should allow for a comment explaining the addition, which would obviate the
quandary of "Is this worth 'bothering' the list with an (otherwise redundant)
announcement?" Instead all you get to explain an upload is a one-line (*short*
line) "Description" - and even that does not get into the upload announcement.
Having never had the slightest luck getting an answer from Yahoo about anything,
I have no idea how to improve what may be Yahoo's way of reminding us that you
get what you pay for. Even Yahoo's "Moderator Central", which is supposed to
help navigate such issues, is an exercise in frustration. At least, with the
list, you get a mailing list manager. If anyone has an idea how to get answers
on such questions, I would love to hear it, in the interest of getting answers
on this and other questions.
- Hi, John. I actually like getting the announcements directly from
Yahoo, though as Ted noted, sometimes the links or files are a bit hard
to find. (It would be nice if Yahoo let us view the links, files, etc.,
ordered by date posted; what I've done to find new files is to search
the page for the current year, which takes me to only the newest files
-- links do not show a date posted, unfortunately.)
The page you linked to has links to many nice resources, including (for
example) the "Classic" version of BBEdit lite. It was frustrating to
find some of the links dead, though, such as the one to MacGSView, which
would have been useful to me. Internet addresses are unfortunately not
BTW, I am slowly deploying a new (refurbished) MBP on which I installed
Snow Leopard, and am looking forward to trying out your latest installer
as well as Ed's. Tom
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