From:
Mike Frazier <mike.frazier@oracle.com>
Sent: 1/13/2005 1:08:54 PM
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gpsstash@yahoogroups.com
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Re: [gpsstash] Re: GPX standard extensions


actually newer webforums offer an option to get notified (via email)
when there are updates to specific threads or forums, so you can have a
tickler reminder sent ot you to go check out the forum when things of
interest get posted.

But yes, web forums are not in your face like good ol email lists...

Scout wrote:

>
> "Robert Lipe" wrote:
> > So you aren't actually getting these message, either, and you are
> > also reading and responding by looking at the web archives?
> >
> > That's not really much of an improvement over the phpbbs situation
> > that I fussed about.
>
> I'm getting individual emails from the list. The list passes spam on
> without any barrier. Some of it gets trapped by my mail server or
> mail reader. A few spams get through to my inbox. Not enough on this
> list to really bother me. The number could go down to virtually zero
> if the list owner moderated new subscribers until they post their
> first legitimate message. Yahoo has a setting for this and it works
> well on the lists that employ it. This one doesn't, unfortunately.
>
> My dislike of phpbbs is that there's no way to consolidate them. They
> sprout up like weeds and you can't keep up with all of them. With
> mailing lists, you can have all the traffic come to you. Usenet is
> even better, but that's a lost art. Maybe RSS can offer a solution
> with Web forums.
>
> --
> Scout
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