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cal at foxwhisper.co.uk cal at foxwhisper.co.uk
Sun Aug 30 10:11:25 MDT 2009

Actually - Ben makes a very good point, the overhead of keeping an eye on
all discussions is quite a lot compared to a mailing list.


Original Message:
From: Ben Kennedy ben at zygoat.ca
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 12:10:50 -0700
To: peruser at telana.com
Subject: Re: [peruser] mailing list

Sean Gabriel Heacock wrote at 11:25 AM (-0600) on 8/29/09:

>Now that we have forums set up at peruser.org, we're considering 
>discontinuing the mailing list.  I've set up a poll on the main page 
>where you can vote on whether we should keep it or not.

Since I'm a lurker and not an active participant, my vote is
inconsequential, but I will voice for the record that I loathe web-based
"forums" and so I voted (anonymously) in favour of the mailing list. 
(The mailing list has allowed me to keep an eye on all discussions
passively.  Web-based message boards require active effort on behalf of
the participant to stay informed, which most of the time isn't worth the
effort and overhead, so I always shed a tear for these "kill mailing
list and replace with web" trends that are happening more and more


Ben Kennedy (chief magician)
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