Subject Re: [ib-support] IB Database planning
Author Claudio Valderrama C.
""L'Attila"" <sragner@...> wrote in message
> Thanks for your ideas.
> So another theme: is MERS IB-list dead?

Read this page, a tiny message at the top:

«Sorry, the MERS Newsgroups are now close.»

Close? Close to be killed, revamped, translated to binary?
I assume Rob wanted to say "closed".

A teamB member said Rob should be thanked for the years he held the list/NG.
I do not dispute it. I left Mers forums more than a year ago. I only have to
regret Rob's long standing policy of not warning and not explaining anything
to anybody, even his loyal forum readers. In short, not having 1% of
politeness, as always. You know, he's the list owner, he can do anything.
But for a community that you've grown in your site, you're -as the list
owner- expected to send a final message and say at least
"The forums are closed definitely. Thanks for your interest"
before pulling the plug, right? I don't have anything to complain
personally, because I wasn't there, but I feel sorry for the people that
believed sincerely they had found a temporary technical problem that would
be overcome and there was nobody to confirm or deny their basic question:
what happens? Then some people posted to Borland's NGs. Rob's being a person
that replies to a few tech msgs there, he could have said "yes, any email or
news forum is closed at Mers, spread the notice" or post the same URL I
showed above (less keystrokes, if this is his problem). Of course, he
didn't. Someone told me that he continues receiving the list's periodic
membership confirmation msgs. This is totally confusing.

I hope egroups won't shut down us one day without previous warning. I've
heard stories about Inet-cable companies giving up and pulling the plug the
same day.

Claudio Valderrama C. - -
Independent developer
Owner of the Interbase® WebRing