[TAML] Re: Anybody over here?

  • From: "Odd H. Sandvik" <thechronic@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: teamamiga@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2010 22:10:57 -0400 (EDT)

From: Fred Wright <fw@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> On Tue, 6 Jul 2010, Odd H. Sandvik wrote:
> > On 06.07.2010 19:50, Fred Wright wrote:
> > >
> > > On Tue, 6 Jul 2010, Odd H. Sandvik wrote:
> > >> On 06.07.2010 15:48, David L. Stevens wrote:
> > >>> On 7/6/2010 7:19 AM, Odd H. Sandvik wrote:
> > >>>> People, why are we using Freelists? By mistake, or did someone actually
> > >>>> want to test if it still worked? :)
> > >>>>
> > >>> Since traffic stopped on the Yahoo groups list ove the weekend, I
> > >>> checked to see if there was an traffic here. What happened to Yahoo?
> > >>> Last I got on Yahoo lists was Sunday noon. For that matter, what
> > >>> happened to WNT?
> > >>
> > >> Dunno about either. Yahoo would know about the first, and WNT,
> > >> I really don't know. But look, I've (perhaps out of line to some)
> > >> registered both teamamiga.org and teamamiga.com. If I set up
> > >> a mailing list there, it would be under our total control.
> > >>
> > >> I don't know how you all feel about that, so I'm just throwing it
> > >> out there..
> > >
> > > Didn't Skal have a falling out with WNT, which would make that an
> > > unreliable choice?
> >
> > I may misunderstand you, but the above has nothing to do with WNT.
> > It's purely my baby. I own the domains.
> I understand that - it was aimed at "what happened to WNT?", as well as
> reviewing the issues with the *current* ML choices.
> There's something to be said for having something maintained 24/7 by
> someone else, so I threw in another option which I think is better than
> the current choices.  But if you're really hot to maintain a list
> service yourself, go for it. :-)

So you're suggesting we use Google? I must admit you have a good
point regarding their privacy policy.

"Information and content you post in a Google Group - including the
header information, nickname and email address associated with the
posting - will be displayed to users who are able to access the group.
Similarly, all information that you enter in your user profile can be
viewed by other users. The owners of a Google Group decide who is
in the group and whether a discussion is public or restricted."

In effect one can create a private list, only visible to list members.
That's a hell of a lot better than Yahoo, and a good option. I wasn't
aware Google even had a mailing list service. Good catch, Fred. :)

I just went ahead and created one. One problem with creating a
private Google Group list, is that an invitation is needed to join.
But that could be fixed by making teamamiga.org a portal to
this list. People who want to join, just sign up on the site, and
a message is sent to the Google Group list admins who approve
the subscription.

How does that sound, people?

Odd H. Sandvik

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