bulb rant

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 12:19:42 PST
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

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