Attention GRASS Users!
R. Joe Brandon
rjoe at cast.uark.edu
Tue Jun 1 15:55:33 EDT 1999
On Tue, 1 Jun 1999, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> Mailinglists still are the best choice for this kind of interaction.
> MUA (mail user agents) have been developed for years and no web
> interface can replace the power of this tools.
> If you wanted an additional web interface, that would be very good, too.
> Just replacing the mailinglists with a webbased discussion interface
> will be more usefull in some respects and less usefull in other
> respects, but overall you will loose usability over a mailinglists
> with webarchive.
Bernhard is correct I believe. But the two mediums compliment each
other, but do not replace each other. As I understand the original
message CERL wants/nneds to shut down the listserve? Can the GRASS team at
Baylor not set up a new one to compliment the web based medium? I for
one would like to see both.
One option if no one at Baylor or another server (hint hint hint) has the
time/resoruces would be to use http://www.onelist.com which is a free mailing
listserver which archives up 5-10 megs of messages (I forget which).
Just set up the list, move your subscirbers over, and viola, everything
is running. The only draw backs are A: putting up with three lines of advertisement at
the top of each message, and B: the daily digests are grouped by date,
not subject so sorting can be a problem. However if the Grass list is to
die and there is no one to pick up the torch I would be happy to set this
onelist up if a few other folks wanted to help out. Really should be low
maintenance. I currently manage a number of lists there and it takes
little of my time.
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