Re: [OMC-Boats] Too Much Traffic

From: Peter Crowl <finboats@...>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 11:51:10 -0600

Hi Ethan,
Phil advised that he feels the same way about List vs Forum. If it doesn't
come in email he won't see it. If there's a way to hack this forum for the
email notification you mention I'm sure it would be appreciated as an
option. I don't have the skill to do that but would welcome the help!


On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 10:48 AM, Ethan Brodsky <brodskye@...>wrote:

> 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
> often.
> Ethan
> 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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