Re: [OMC-Boats] Too Much Traffic

From: Ethan Brodsky <brodskye@...>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 11:48:30 -0500 (CDT)

I personally think the opposite. I already have too many forums that I
"need" to check every day, and my trend is towards getting busy and
ignoring them, or at the least only checking them occasionally, to the
point where there's so many new posts that I can't even bother to read them
all, much less answer them. I'm much more likely to respond to a request
for help that's "pushed" into my email and only remember to go to the forum
when I need something. With most decent email clients, it's trivial to set
up filtering, automatic sorting, and even automatic archiving, that makes
an email list like this much less annoying, if you are annoyed about
getting such messages.

This list could benefit from an online searchable archive, though I found
it fairly easy to request download the entire history when I first joined
and keep it around for reference. I'm not a fan of people posting
attachments and especially pictures - that's somewhere where the forum
would be better.

A small group I'm part of recently set up a forum for similar reasons, and
it was so annoying getting people to read it regularly that we hacked the
forum software to allow members to "subscribe" and get email notification
for every thread. I still am annoyed at having to log in to actually read
the messages.

But feel free to set up a forum if you want. I'll probably join if there's
a decent archive of documentation, though I doubt I'll read it or post


On Wed, 7 Apr 2010, BLDFW wrote:

> Now that is the best news I've seen so far!  As a member of several forums, that's the
> way to go!  Now we'll have an archive of member contributions!
> Thanks Peter!
> -Bill
> Dallas, TX
> 1970 Evinrude Explorer - 155 Buick V6 - OMC Sterndrive
> --- On Wed, 4/7/10, Peter Crowl <finboats@...> wrote:
> From: Peter Crowl <finboats@...>
> Subject: [OMC-Boats] To Much Traffic
> To: omc-boats@...
> Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 11:05 AM
> One of the problems with ListServe is that it forces everything into your
> inbox whether you want to know about it or not.
> As soon as there's an upswing in traffic - which is a good thing as far as a
> community is concerned - it becomes an irritation for many.
> The solution is a forum. I've been working on that and have put one up. I've been
> holding off on making any kind of announcement while adding content - and the
> front pages aren't ready...but now seems like as good a time as any.
> A forum allows people to pick and choose what they read - to post photos easily -
> to contribute material regarding their projects and to engage in conversations
> about off topic or near topic subjects without pushing others away.
> So here goes....
> Please visit
> Please take a moment to register - post a hello - add whatever you'd care to. If
> you have manuals, brochures or other content to add please either feel free to do
> so or send them to me and I'll take care of it.
> This is for everybody and with participation I think it'll be a boost to the
> avocation.  
> This is not meant in any way to take anything away from The List - it's an
> alternative. Try it - see if you like it.
> Thanks
> Peter
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