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Dan Speirs
2004-11-28, 12:52
.... for those who prefer web-based forums, I create
http://www.mysqueezebox.com about a year ago which is
used by a few of us. The forumn is not as technical
as this list and is for those of us who prefer the
web-based method.

Dean, I like Gossamer - I am all for that option.


--- dean blackketter <dean (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com> wrote:

> Hi Folks,
>
> I'd like to get some feedback from folks on the list
> about the volume
> of mail on this discussion list.
>
> Despite doing my best to configure my mailer, I'm
> feeling overwhelmed
> by the volume of messages. The vast majority of the
> traffic is great,
> but we may be reaching the breaking point on the
> list.
>
> One would be to split the list into multiple smaller
> lists, but I fear
> that this would fragment the community too much.
>
> Personally, I prefer mailing lists to web-based
> forums, but I think
> we're reaching the limit of what's manageable on a
> discussion list.
> The leading candidate is Gossamer Forum.
>
>
<http://www.gossamer-threads.com/scripts/gforum/index.htm>
>
> One nice feature of Gossamer Forums is that it
> allows e-mail
> subcriptions, which lets folks get daily digests if
> they prefer. I'd
> like to hear some feedback on this move, especially
> if anyone has
> experience with this specific product.
>
> Thanks,
>
> dean
>
>