Suggesting use of a Forum was RE: People - please do not reply to "everyone".

J.E. Shields
Sun, 31 May 2009 02:03:20 PDT
I'm with Jane on this. Out of habit:  We had e-mail 20 years before we had 
the WWW.  I have found that I simply don't follow "forums" on the WWW.  I 
depend on my e-mail inbox.

In some formats, e.g., YAHOO groups, you can switch from receiving postings 
as e-mail to having to use a browser to read them on the forum web site.

When groups switch to forum (i.e., web site instead of e-mail) they lose me 
as a member. In my case, put it down to age!

Jim Shields

At 10:46 AM 5/30/2009 -0700, you wrote:
>Justin wrote,
> >I know everyone does not like this accidental use of the PBS bounce
> >or email that is 5,000 lines long.
> >  I would like to suggest the use of a Forum to replace much of the
> > email discussions. Being new to PBS I don't know if a forum has
> > been tried or not. Leaving the PBS bounce for more important
> > information to be passed on.
> >.........
>I prefer the e-mail list, because I would not always remember or
>bother to go to a website, go through the procedure of signing on
>with a password, and sorting through the posts and trying to remember
>when I last looked at them. It's no problem for me to get the usually
>brief e-mails that come with the PBS list, even though I am condemned
>to a slow dial-up connection. I use the index on my "In" box to view
>what has come in, and I delete anything whose subject line suggests
>it will not be relevant to my interests, along with the obvious spam,
>before even displaying it. This is very easy to do with the e-mail
>application I use, Eudora; surely it is easy with others.
>With best regards,
>Jane McGary

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