bulb rant

Karl Church 64kkmjr@gmail.com
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:16:31 PST
Jane, I agree while heartedly.

Karl Church
Dinuba zone 9b
On Nov 16, 2014 12:26 PM, "Jane McGary" <janemcgary@earthlink.net> wrote:

> I agree with David Pilling that a forum would require too much volunteer
> effort for our small group to provide, especially if, like the wiki, it
> admitted posts only by paying PBS members. Many people do not realize that
> a large number of those who post to this list are not paying members; this
> is an option offered on the website. PBS currently has fewer than 400
> paying members, whose dues allow them to participate in the wiki and the BX.
> If you want to post your photos so people on the list can see them
> readily, one option is to join PBS and use our wiki, one of the most
> frequently visited bulb photo sites on the web. If you join now, you will
> be paid up through 2015.
> I think it is a lot more trouble to participate in a forum, however well
> it may be managed, than to delete uninteresting emails by glancing at the
> subject lines in your mailbox and clicking the trash can.
> Jane McGary
> Membership Coordinator, PBS
> At 10:02 AM 11/16/2014, you wrote:
> The thing worrying me about a forum is who will run it.
>  I look at forums and there's always one person or two who have many
>> thousand posts to their name. What makes the SRGC forum such a success -
>> Maggi Young.
>> The PBS has had difficulty getting anyone to edit the paper based
>> newsletter. The PBS wiki is now stalled for lack of contributors.
>> We have to do something new that will make you happy.
>> I'd like to hear from the people who are going to put in 10 hours a week
>> on the admin side of a forum - deleting spam, helping new users, putting
>> names to all the photos people upload without names etc.
>> -
>> David Pilling
>> http://www.davidpilling.com/
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