[Bulk] Re: Bulb Garden newsletter

Bracey Tiede tiede@pacbell.net
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 17:16:35 PST
As a PBS member, I do enjoy the printed copy but an online publication is
fine as well.

As for a mailing list vs a forum for communications, I strongly prefer the
mailing list. As has been mentioned a forum requires a great deal of
management time and usually one person ends up 'owning' it, creating either
a welcoming group or a not so welcoming group. I've seen both kinds. Aside
from occasional rants that I can ignore, this group is amazingly calm and
even handed on postings and responses.

I absolutely treasure the wiki and all the incredible knowledge within it.
Bravo to every person who has contributed to it. 

San Jose CA USDA 9B/Sunset 16

-----Original Message-----
From: pbs [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Karl Church
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2014 4:53 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: [Bulk] Re: [pbs] Bulb Garden newsletter

Thanks Jane
On Nov 16, 2014 3:07 PM, "Jane McGary" <janemcgary@earthlink.net> wrote:

> Karl asked
>> If there's no editor for the printed version how will you manage an
>> only newsletter? As a paying member, I appreciate the print version but
>> would accept an online version over having no newsletter.
> One option we are considering for an online journal is occasional rather
> than scheduled, deadline-based publication. This is my own preference and
> would offer the opportunity to print longer, sometimes more technical
> articles as well as the contributions that now appear in the Bulb Garden,
> along with some features typical of disciplinary journals, such as a list
> of articles of interest in other journals. There is a committee discussing
> options and we will report to the members in a couple of months. The staff
> could have both a corresponding editor and a copyeditor, as well as
> to do the formatting for posting online.
> Jane McGary
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