Subject Re: [firebird-support] Move away from Yahoo Groups to a Forum
Author Lester Caine
Lester Caine wrote:
> blizzardb2001 wrote:
>> Hi guys
>> I just want to express my frustration at using this Yahoo Group. First of all it's not compatible with Google Chrome in that it won't let me post.
>> But most importantly, the search function really sucks big time.
>> What also sucks big time is that it takes forever to sort through the replies because often the replies contains a copy of the original message.
>> Wouldn't a 'forum' be the best solution? From what I've seen, these have the best search functions and everything is organised into threads.
>> If you need hosting I can offer free hosting, but I don't really have time to be an administrator at this point.
> Forget it comes to mind ....
> This is an ongoing battle, and one that there is simply not a PERFECT
> solution to. A number of lists I work with have moved to 'forums' and I
> simply don't bother to use them now. One of my main areas of income is
> CNC kit, but the main forum site for that is a nightmare so rarely sees
> any activity from me.
> If Chrome can use Yahoo on line than something is wrong with Chrome.
> It's not a browser I have even downloaded but the on-line Yahoo stuff
> works fine on all the other browsers I test my sites on.
> ESSENTIAL to any good list is a fully functional email interface AS WELL
> as the on-line view. From that point of view Yahoo ticks most of the
> boxes. *I* don't have a problem with the on-line views - I rarely use
> them since everything is available locally.
> So while I have no fundamental objection to a move - it must be to a
> soultion that ACTUALLY improves things rather than killing of half of
> the user base!

Actually there is a potential solution already installed on Firebird
servers., another little used facility, is provided
via bitweaver. This also has a boards package along with blog and
newsletter and a lot of other unused features ....

All that is needed is a little work to complete the email support in it,
some bitweaver sites are already providing 'on-line' email lists, but it
does put a load on the servers, which yahoo currently covers the cost of ;)

Lester Caine - G8HFL
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