Email list and forum

Johannes-Ulrich Urban via pbs
Sun, 12 Feb 2023 17:21:31 PST
Hello Ottoline, Robert and hello All,

Having read the comments on the email list in the recent postings, I would like to  mention some points.

It was a thoroughly discussed and long prepared decision of the board to start the forum. Within the email list there was more and more criticism that it was technically outdated and very many people had difficulties in posting pictures or did not succeed at all. Every time this happened the issue was taken on individually by our webmaster David who is working in the background, mostly invisible but still like clockwork. Please consider his workload which had to be reduced. So pictures can no longer be posted in the old email list. The management of an email list is also a time consuming process handled by several members, invisible and in the background as well.

All this is much easier with a forum, demanding much less manpower.

Those of you who receive the list in digest form (like me) will have sighed not only once about the chain of replies to replies to replies……  often difficult to find the actual new message; that alone was a reason to do something about it.

We are aware that the transition to the new forum may be difficult for some participants. Speaking for myself I found it difficult too and I have always liked the email list. My very first start with a computer, internet and email was with this list and the Pacific Bulb Society. I am not the youngest and I am for sure not a computer nerd…… 
But now I find the forum easy to use.
We have offered help, this offer is still valid, please contact one of the board members if you need assistance.
For those of you who have not yet dared themselves into the forum, it is very easy, just try. I counted the clicks, you need 3 (three) after opening the PBS website. After these three clicks you can see loads of good pictures, or participate in discussions. (Open the website, Click on Forum, then for example on Current Photographs and another click on February Photos will open many current pictures. You can click on any pictures to enlarge it. That would be the fourth click……

I also needed help several times at some points which was always given in the same friendly way as usual. 

Bye for now 


pbs mailing list…
Unsubscribe: <>
PBS Forum https://…

More information about the pbs mailing list