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In my humble opinion, mailing lists are outdated, and for most free web
forums there are space/server problems at all...

Lucy



----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Reese" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2010 6:32 PM
Subject: Re: SignWriting List has moved to a new address...please take note
of it...


> Lucyna,
>
> I believe that any type of forum or discussion list ultimately needs
> storage space and searching utilities for archived material.   Listservs
> have been around for a long time, while web forums haven't.  They tend to
> be a reliable form of storage that doesn't change much.   Web forums may
> be dependent on income streams while listservs usually are not - making it
> a more dependable resource and without concerns of personal data mining or
> selling.
>
> Bill
>
>
> Lucyna Dlugolecka wrote:
>> Dear Valerie
>>
>> why not set up a web forum?
>>
>> Cheers,
>> lucy
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Valerie Sutton"
>> <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Friday, April 09, 2010 6:06 PM
>> Subject: SignWriting List has moved to a new address...please take note
>> of it...
>>
>>
>>> SignWriting List
>>> April 9, 2010
>>>
>>> Dear SignWriting List Members:
>>>
>>> To my surprise, Valencia Community College, which donates the
>>> SignWriting List to us, has chosen to move our SignWriting List, along
>>> with four other Lists related to sign languages, to a new server using
>>> new LISTSERVE software.
>>>
>>> So, our new SignWriting List address is:
>>>
>>> SignWriting List
>>> [log in to unmask]
>>>
>>> So please change your address books, with the new SignWriting List
>>> address, and we all are automatically switched over right now...Please
>>> always send your messages to the new address.
>>>
>>> I still have to update our SignWriting List home page, with the new
>>> information. I have not received the administrative information yet
>>> myself, but when I do, I will inform you how you can manage the way you
>>> receive your emails on the SignWriting List.
>>>
>>> Many thanks to Valencia Community College and Kevin Matis for their
>>> generosity of time and server space...
>>>
>>> The SignWriting List was founded on my own personal computer back in
>>> 1996, and then it was moved, with the help of Paul Cowley, to the group
>>> of sign language related lists at a college in Canada, which included
>>> SLLING, TEACHASL, TERPS, and a sign language group from ONTARIO Canada,
>>> and the SW-L (SignWriting List). We were on the server in Canada for
>>> years, and then we all moved to Valencia Community College in Florida...
>>>
>>> The SignWriting List is 14 years old!
>>>
>>> Your messages provide us a window into SignWriting history, and a help
>>> to those who have technical questions.
>>>
>>> The SignWriting List Archives, which Bill Reese preserved for us (thank
>>> you, Bill) have been a major blessing - People access the Archives daily
>>> to learn about SignWriting history - Some are even writing research
>>> papers about the SignWriting List, since there has been so much activity
>>> from so many groups over the years, from so many countries...there are
>>> members on our List from over 20 countries.
>>>
>>> You can access four List Archives on this web page:
>>>
>>> SignWriting List Home Page
>>> http://www.SignWriting.org/forums/swlist
>>>
>>> Adam, Steve and I are finalizing the International SignWriting Alphabet,
>>> the ISWA 2010, this weekend, and then we start a new decade. The ISWA
>>> 2010 will be installed into SignPuddle Online, and into other software.
>>> Steve is updating the SignWriting Image Server, Binary SignWriting, and
>>> the ISWA Reference Manual, and Adam is finalizing the photos and
>>> animated gifs for the 261 handshapes in the ISWA 2010, and I am working
>>> on the documentation and updating web pages and so forth...smile...Our
>>> web sites are old and need a lot of updating!
>>>
>>> I hope you all are doing well -
>>>
>>> Val ;-)
>>>
>>>
>>> Valerie Sutton
>>> [log in to unmask]
>>>
>>> SignWriting
>>> Read & Write Sign Languages
>>> http://www.SignWriting.org
>>>
>>> SignPuddle
>>> Create SignWriting Documents Online
>>> http://www.SignBank.org/signpuddle
>>>
>>> SignWriting Shop
>>> Books, DVDs, Lessons, Services
>>> http://www.SignWriting.org/shop
>>>
>>> SignWriting List
>>> Technical Support: Ask questions...
>>> http://www.SignWriting.org/forums/swlist
>>>
>>> SignWriting Literature Project
>>> Writing Literature in Sign Languages
>>> http://www.SignWriting.org/literature
>>>
>>> SignWriting Sponsors Forum
>>> Help Educational Non-Profit Organization
>>> http://www.SignWriting.org/forums/sponsors
>>>
>>> Deaf Action Committee For SignWriting
>>> Center For Sutton Movement Writing
>>> a US educational nonprofit organization
>>> PO Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038, USA
>>> Tel: 858-456-0098  Skype: valeriesutton
>>>
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