[NAFEX] Question

Ginda Fisher list at ginda.us
Wed Aug 10 00:50:47 EDT 2011


Email is "push" and a forum is "pull". Email just shows up on my computer, and tells me it exists (you have 8 unread messages in your NAFEX folder) whereas I need to actively click on a link to even know if there's been any activity on the forum. 

I participate in both email lists and on-line fora. I like both in some ways, but they are different. Back when we discussed moving for a list to a forum I lobbied to stay a list. 

But now we have a forum in addition to a list. It risks diluting the list, but I suspect the group is large enough to maintain both. I just hope new members are invited to join the mailing list. 

(I have also completely lost interest in Pomona now that it is a pdf, and not a booklet I can toss in my bag and read on the train.) 

Deb S <debs913 at gmail.com> wrote:

>You don't have to login to the Forum.  All you have to do is login to
>the
>NAFEX website ONCE and indicate you want your login SAVED.  After that,
>you
>just go to NAFEX site for Pomona, Forum, etc.
>
>
>
>On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 8:13 PM, david liezen <chandos49 at hotmail.com>
>wrote:
>
>>
>> To the List:
>>
>> Here, here.
>>
>> Dave Liezen
>>
>>
>> > Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2011 16:24:39 -0700
>> > To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org; nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>> > From: bmayfield at opusnet.com
>> > Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Question
>> >
>> > To the list,
>> >
>> > E-mail is better. Each message has a subject line. I just erase the
>> > ones that say paw-paw and read the ones that say apple, for
>example.
>> > If we had to open a specific forum, we never would have learned
>about
>> > the danger to the seed and gene banks in Russia several months ago.
>> > You can't dial up a forum if you don't even know it exists!
>> >
>> > Betty Mayfield
>> > northwest Oregon
>> >
>> > At 01:51 PM 8/9/2011, Road's End Farm wrote:
>> > >Having to sign in to a forum is a nuisance. Probably most of the
>time
>> > >I just won't do it. Email is much less of a nuisance; for me,
>anyway.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly
>> > >Fresh-market organic produce, small scale
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >On Aug 9, 2011, at 4:41 PM, Jay Cutts wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > Is the forum designed to replace this email list? It work
>better
>> > > > just to
>> > > > have everything there in one place instead of 30 emails a day.
>What
>> do
>> > > > other people think? If you sign up on the forum, would it make
>sense
>> > > > to
>> > > > stop getting these emails?
>> > > >
>> > > > Regards,
>> > > >
>> > > > Jay
>> > > >
>> > > > Jay Cutts
>> > > > Director, Cutts Graduate Reviews
>> > > > Lea
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
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