[NAFEX] ikonboard, a better solution to a listserver
kathmath at charterinternet.com
Mon Feb 18 10:22:31 EST 2008
Me too. It doesn't seem that the volume we are currently generating (except
for this discussion on membership and web alternatves) is too large to have
coming into my email every day. If we regularily got a lot more postings to
the mailing list it would be overwhelming and then it would make sense to go
to a bulletin board, but until that happens, I'd just as soon keep it the
way it is.
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Karen Tillou
Sent: 02/17/2008 9:13 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] ikonboard, a better solution to a listserver
this is the other karen agreeing with these sentiments.... i like the
chatter coming to me.
oregon city, OR - zone 8a and wet
On Feb 17, 2008, at 6:09 PM, Karen Kellogg wrote:
I like the mailing list too. I like the chatter coming to me, not
me having to go find it. I can always google a topic for
information, but what happens on this NAFEX list seems to me to be
more of the kind of talk one would have over a backyard fence with a
neighbor who also gardens or grows fruit trees.
The backyard 'over-the -fence' exchange is certainly archaic and
antique, but it suits me just fine. If all this chatter goes to a
bulletin board where I have to search out various threads and try to
remember what I was interested in and where it was, searchable or
not, I would not be bothered to do it.
Send it to my in box and I read some, scan through some, save some,
delete some. What I end up with is the lore of the members in my
own useful format: a folder, a note on an index card, a printout.
Up to date? No. But I prefer it.
On Feb 17, 2008, at 8:48 PM, Robert Mullins wrote:
'Rooting' was absolutely accurate when he described email listings
'antique', but it would be more descriptive to say it's 'archaic'
technological perspective. I have wide interests, and read across the
board in many disciplines and I simply don't know anyone still using
mailing lists as a repository of information.
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