Re: [OMC-Boats] Too Much Traffic

From: Jørgen Hansen <jph@...>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 21:06:53 +0200

Thanks to Peter for the initiative. Personally, I would appreciate a more structured way to find the information and details which I lack.

Mail lists and forums are two completely different things and serve their respective purposes. I will not miss the lively debate and endless stream of information of various kinds which I receive through the mail list. On the other hand, I need a place where I can find the information that I need and where I can draw on others' experience - and maybe even help with information which may be helpful to others.

A great initiative that I wish much success- count me in !


Den 07/04/2010 kl. 20.47 skrev jd:

> 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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