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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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