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Re: [ARSCLIST] The case for message boards.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Fine" <tflists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> I think with a Yahoo group, you really need a moderator. Otherwise, what kind
of crap will end up in
> the photos and files areas? What sort of spams will get hijacked onto the list
and what sort of
> viruses could get parked in the storage space, etc. Maybe there is some sort
of bulletin board
> system that can "subscribe" to ARSC as a member and "send" as a member. That
way, all the folks who
> want bulletin board instead of mail list could just surf over to that and use
that and the rest of
> us can just stick with the mail list and no apple carts need to be upset.
> However, perhaps the time and effort needed to get something like that up and
working and kink-free
> could be spent just learning how to use the filters built into an e-mail
program. And there's always
> that delete button.
Two things:

1) YahooGroups lists are regularly spammed. There is a fairly simple
way to eliminate this, but it requires quite a bit of attention from
the moderator/"listowner." They also have a problem with suddenly
cutting off subscribers whom they claim are "spammers," or ones
who (supposedly) bounce YG messages. Worse yet, one doesn't find
out this has occured until one's posts suddenly are rejected (or
usual e-mail is no longer arriving)!

2) Those of us who also subscribe to 78-L might want to check out
the system created by Ron Fial (our "leader") who has considerable
expertise in that area. We can receive list traffic in different
ways, as well as accessing list archives!

Steven C. Barr

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