[NAFEX] Forum and Pomona

Deb S debs913 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 11:15:00 EDT 2011


Small correction...ALL of the online issues are available in a variety of
formats including one PDF file.  The individual articles and the full issue
are also available in HTML as the HTML is the fastest loading for those with
slow connections.

I intend to add older issues too, but this will be a slow process.  It takes
me a good solid 40 hours to put an issue online, which is a big chunk of
time.

As to offering online and print...it would be nice, but does anyone have
suggestions on 1) how to pay for it?  and 2) who will do the work handling
the print issues and 3) who will keep track of who gets what?

I can tell ya'll right now that *I* am not willing to add those duties to
handling membership work and managing the website.

It's all well and good to want these things, but I don't see anyone stepping
up and volunteering to pay for them and do the work involved.

deb



On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 11:50 PM, Leslie Moyer <unschooler at lrec.org> wrote:

> I think the forum will die a natural death.  I would suggest that anyone
> who wants to stay here and talk just stay here and talk. Unless the board
> votes to completely kill this list (which I haven't heard anyone say yet),
> then I think this issue will take care of itself.
>
> I think that Pomona switched too quickly to the online version before the
> editor and/or webmaster had the kinks worked out.  The first 2 or 3 issues
> were IMPOSSIBLY annoying to access and I think it gave many people a very
> bad impression of an already-contentious issue.  However, with this summer
> 2011 issue, it is finally available as ONE pdf file and can be downloaded
> more quickly, read more easily and printed out fairly easily.  Personally, I
> still don't like some things about it (the fact that I have to go to the
> website and log in to get it), but I'm willing to live with that.  I don't
> think it's unreasonable, however, to offer a "printed membership" to those
> who would rather receive a paper copy.  "Growing For Market" and other
> magazines do this.
>
> I'm appreciative of the volunteers working on these issues. It's a sign of
> how important this group is to people that our emotions run high about it!
>
> Leslie Moyer
>
>
>
> On Aug 10, 2011, at 3:54 PM, Betty Mayfield wrote:
>
> > To the list,
> >
> > I have gone through my files and find discussion in the summer of
> > 2009 about the formation of a forum but no announcement that one was
> formed.
> >
> > There was discussion last December (2010) about whether Pomona should
> > be changed to online. It was said that printing the copy would be too
> > expensive and cause NAFEX to go broke, but no breakdown of expenses was
> given.
> >
> > In July 2011 there was an announcement that Pomona was going online
> > but no indication as to whether this was a substitution for the
> > printed copy or an addition to it.
> >
> > I prefer to read the printed copy stretched out on the couch with my
> > cat in my lap.
> >
> > Betty Mayfield
> > northwest Oregon
> >
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