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Re: TECH: Why this low-tech forum?

From:Jeff Jones <jeffsjones@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 5, 2004, 12:14
On Tue, 4 May 2004 02:56:36 +0200, Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> wrote:

> I'm addicted to a number of mailing lists and online forums, and rather > like both. > > I would, however, strongly prefer CONLANG to remain as a mailing list. > Apart from the tendency to have a higher signal/noise ratio of mailing > lists, I believe CONLANG would lose it's unique personality if it were > converted into a forum. As mentioned, there already are online fora for > discussing conlangs - let the list remain for us who want to commincate > about conlangs via the mailing list medium. > > Andreas
I agree, although I have absolutely no objection to somebody starting a "high-tech" whatever in addition, for those who would be able to use it (unfortunately not me). I should also point out that some list members are limited to computers over which they have no control (I had to use the public library for a couple of months), or old machines that can't run the new stuff. On the other hand, a pure email system with no archives wouldn't work for me. In my case (am I allowed to use "case" like that?), also, I can only read my mail with webmail, which is very slow, so I use the listserv web interface. Whatever. Sorry for rambling, but this is a "community" thing so I thought I should speak up. Jeff