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Re: [ARSCLIST] The case for message boards.
I seldom have much to add to the discussion but I am a regular lurker
and check through my e-mail each day. I can easily delete the material I am
not interested in and read the rest. I will admit that I am retired and
have enough time to do this daily. But I would so only as long as it is by
e-mail. I have tried msg boards and they do not work for me. I would soon
be forgetting to check the boards and eventually drop them like I have
before. So for me there is only one way. Stay as we are. And ignore the
personal msgs that seem to pop up from time to time. Jack
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rod Stephens" <savecal@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 11:03 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The case for message boards.
If we're voting, I go with you, Don. (no change necessary).
Don Tait wrote:
May I contribute my comments?
I agree with those who feel that the way things are now is the easiest:
check a couple of messages in a thread. If they're of no interest, it
only takes a split-second to delete them. The same for further messages.
The same, too, for messages between members that some might think better
be done personally. And regarding that: if members are willing to share
their thoughts with everyone, there might be something in them that I'd
find interesting or worthwhile. I'd like to be able to make up my own
mind. Again, deletion is just a split-second click away.
What follow are a few purely personal thoughts.
I do not want to have to deal with a system that requires any additional
programming beyond e-mail. If a majority do, then of course they should
prevail. I'd just have to drop off the ARSC List because dealing with
such things is beyond my patience and, usually, capability. My experience
with Yahoo groups has been maddening -- the pop-up ads for starters.
Finally, regarding Roger's message of yesterday (I think) about his
discovery of the Google group Recorded Music Classical Recordings and my
participation in it: it's correct that I've participated there much more
than on the ARSC List. But not for lack of interest in the posts here.
The topics here are more wide-ranging than on RMCR. I often read those
here thoroughly and just as often learn from them. I just don't have
anything to contribute that I think would be worth writing to all of you.
Furthermore, there is a glitch in this software that makes it impossible
for me to cut and paste excerpts from ARSC List messages. The RMCR format
is different and it's easy to do. That deters me from posting comments or
replies here because I don't want to tax all of you with unnecessarily
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