January 2, 2011
Thank you for taking this new idea on your shoulders, Lucy - I will be happy to join the new SW Web Forum you setup...
The SignWriting List will continue. There is a NOMAIL button you can push in the SW List settings online, to change your settings so that no email comes into your email box...but you can still access and read the Archives if you go online...Go to:
at the bottom of the page...under Miscellaneous...click on "Mail delivery disable temporarily" [NOMAIL]
Regarding the new Web Forum....that would be great if you find one with no ads .... I would assume the service is free because the ads pay for the cost of running the server, so if there is one with user-friendly ads, that would be fine too... and even if they are not user-friendly, the Web Forum is a different atmosphere than the Listserve, so it will be fine no matter what....
I will write to you about the Polish User Interface for SignPuddle which I am working on now - I may need your help -
On Jan 2, 2011, at 12:34 PM, Lucy wrote:
>> In some ways I agree with Shane. People will not make the effort to go up on the web to read the messages posted there, if they do not have the option of receiving the messages in their email. Can people, in a web forum, choose to receive their messages through email too?
> Many people use different web forum during their leisure time and they don't want the List mesages getting into their mail box just when they are working or are busy with other things. Yes, I know that they can always read them later but later.... there are more postings to go through and this is discouraging. People are different. Some prefer e-mails, some other prefer web forums. So, I don't agree with Shane.
>> Since the web forums are free, do they throw ads at you? We used to have one of our List Archives on Yahoo egroups, and they forced readers into seeing full page ads before they could read the message they were searching for, and some of those ads were sexually-explicit and I was concerned that an educational group like our SignWriting List might have children with teachers accessing the Archives, and I did not want those ads being thrown at our users, so Bill Reese helped move our second Archives over to LinguistList.org (our Archive 3) ...which was a fortuitous move -
> Some do, some don't. I can look for a forum with no or "user-friendly" ads.