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Re: NFC: Majordomo vs. ListBot, Egroups, et al.

Hey Jump the gun me..:) Never Happens ! :)
Actually I agree with you 100% on this issue. I started the egroups today
for one simply to give the NFC exposure to the egroups crowd nothing more
or less. It wont replace this list anytime soon and frankly I suspect it
will be a portal to this more active list. Egroups does allow a text
style format but to find egroups you need to be on the web :)...However
folks my discussions of things is NOT anything finakl its just my
discussions and musings. Josh runs the list...i however am an occassional
backseat driver :)

So we bow befor the list king send him gifts of toast and anchovies

Robert Rice NFC  President
Save those Fishes,  Join the Native Fish Conservancy

On Thu, 18 Jan 2001 20:56:53 -0500 JLW <JLW at pi_dune.net> writes:
> Hey Everyone.
> RR jumped the gun a bit.  We had been discussing the idea of moving 
> the
> list off of Actwin to a nonmajordomo server.  I've gotten a lot of
> different feedback since the initial post about the idea, and it 
> mostly
> reconfirms exactly what I had in mind.  Right now:
>    We will NOT, now or ever, move to an online message board.  BBS 
> died
> for a reason -- its a pain in the butt to have to go somewhere and 
> get
> your messages.  An e-mail list is nice, because it arrives in your
> e-mail.  Anything else is a newsgroup, and we all know where those 
> go.
> :)
>    We do need to move forward.  Majordomo is an old program that's
> starting to pass its time.  For every e-mail you all see, I probably 
> get
> about five to ten in my mailbox.  I'm not kidding or exagerating -- 
> ask
> RR, Klaus Shoening, or anyone else who's done fill-in duty.  There 
> is
> ALWAYS an address on the list where someone's servers down or 
> lagging,
> they canceled their service and didn't unsub, etc. etc.  This is a
> hassel for me, though I don't mind it. :)  However, future admin. 
> for
> the list would find much difficulty in this.   Majordomo cannot 
> easily
> link to a web page for unsubscribe/subscribe messages.  It can be 
> done
> with forms or CGI, but there are inherant risks.  
>    For the moment, I'm happy with Majordomo, but am looking for 
> means to
> fix the following issues:  
> 1:  Get something where subscribing, unsubscribing is easy.
> 2:  Make the archive searching a little easier, something like 
> Egroups
> has.
> 3:  Add an option for people to just read/post as a bulletin board 
> type
> mesasge, for those who do like Egroups/ListBot/etc. 
> 4:  Cut down on my own private e-mail.
> The most important of these is number one, and we're presently 
> looking
> for ways to do it without having to work Majordomo commands.
> JOshua.

Robert Rice NFC  President
Save those Fishes,  Join the Native Fish Conservancy