OK, give me some time to find the the best free forum (no adds, archiving
feature) and create one for us the SW users.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Erika Hoffmann" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, January 03, 2011 4:52 PM
Subject: Re: AW: how would you like to improve the SignWriting List?
>I should have said in my previous post that I would totally
> participate on a forum. I would just not like it to replace the
> existing listserv.
> On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 10:48 AM, SignWriting <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> SignWriting List
>> January 3, 2011
>>> On Jan 3, 2011, at 12:57 AM, Lucy wrote:
>>> Your argument is that a new web forum would be too complicated etc. - I
>>> understand this very well as I can imagine that people (especially young
>>> people, web 2.0 generation) new to SW may think that a mailing list must
>>> be a complicated and outdated thing. So, I see that none of you are
>>> interested in a web forum and I don't feel encouraged enough to set up
>>> one :-/. Lucy
>> Hello Lucy -
>> I want to thank you for these ideas and suggestions - they are showing
>> the differences in generation, and also the differences in purposes for
>> Lists...I am sorry if our List is not ready to move their home to another
>> home...moving is tiring and we are happy in the home we have lived in for
>> over 15 years.
>> Younger people need to take the initiative to setup web 2.0 sites for
>> SignWriting, as the older generation are just stick-in-the-muds!
>> We get used to one way of working, so I guess you can't expect too much
>> from us here on this List...some of our List members have been on the
>> SignWriting List since the late 1990's, and most members who have stayed
>> this long are used to it and comfortable here...so you need new young
>> people who are interested in SignWriting to start a new web 2.0
>> site...starting fresh with a whole new group of young people...the next
>> generation of signwriters...
>> Although I want to learn web 2.0, I am not the person to create a web 2.0
>> presence for SignWriting... it needs to be the younger generation...that
>> is why I thought maybe you could do that if you want...but it will take
>> time to find the new people...
>> Meanwhile, the SignWriting Listserve was established to give technical
>> support to users - 1. how to spell signs in SignWriting, 2. how to
>> transcribe videos in SignWriting, 3. how to use SignWriting software, 4.
>> discussions on linguistics and education and programming and so
>> forth...BUT...it also has another purpose that is separate...5. it is
>> archived for historical purposes so we can write the History of
>> SignWriting based on the messages posted on the List, so I use the List
>> as a way to announce new developments in the history of SignWriting,
>> which are then archived and referenced later...
>> So web 2.0 is important, but the SW Listserve is not the place to get the
>> web 2.0 members - we need to find a way to reach out to the web 2.0
>> generation - smile - I think this has been an important discussion and I
>> will think about this...
>> Val ;-)
>> Valerie Sutton
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> Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
> Assistant Professor of Anthropology
> Oberlin College