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Sun Aug 14 16:51:20 EDT 2011
I also get the impression that NAFEX leadership has never had any interest in or love for this forum. We got some pretty depreciating comments from board members a few years back about it, although I don't recall what they disliked about it at the time.
It's funny, because I have always felt that this mailing list was the single greatest benefit NAFEX provided. I pay for NAFEX membership mostly because I get so much value from the email list. (Yes, I don't have to pay. But it feels like the right thing to do.) I did go to a NAFEX meeting once, and it was good, but I rarely have time to do that. And Pomona has never been nearly as valuable as this list. I guess having a lot of indexable Pomonas on-line will increase its value, even if I am less likely to read any particular article. But the best articles in Pomona are often email exchanges from this list, anyway.
On Aug 14, 2011, at 4:46 PM, David.Maxwell at dal.ca wrote:
> Deb's comment about the email listserv kind of slipped by without people noticing. This
> listserv is an interesting phenomenon. Despite the name, it actually has no official
> relationship to NAFEX at all. It is hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
> one of a very large number of "public domain" distribution lists managed by them in the public
> interest, and is neither moderated, controlled by, nor indeed associated with NAFEX in any
> way, (other than that a former NAFEX member got it set up). Given this, obviously the
> membership in the list is equally divorced from NAFEX as an organisation - anybody can join,
> and in fact, at least in Canada, the majority of members are not NAFEX members at all.
> The recently created forum is wholly a child of NAFEX. Only paid-up NAFEX members will
> be able to access it. The contents will not be shared with the email listserv, nor vice versa,
> and, since the audience will be different, (anybody in the world for the listserv, paid-up
> NAFEX members for the forum), it is likely that the content will similarly differ.
>> I also prefer email, but options are good.
>> Coordinating the two so people who like ail could get forum posts as
>> email or vice versa is an interesting idea.
>> Road's End Farm <organic87 at frontiernet.net> wrote:
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