Re: [OMC-Boats] Too Much Traffic

From: jd <jdood@...>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 11:47:15 -0700

yeah, i'm unclear on this.......if it's now going to be Forum AND
email, and we can choose which works best for us - fine. But it
everything is moving to a Forum and we gotta go there daily to check
in - well, that will spell the end of participation for me. I love
just seeing all the discussions in front of my by emails daily. I
would seldom take the time to go to a forum.

On Apr 7, 2010, at 9:48 AM, Ethan Brodsky 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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