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From:  sminta
Date:  Wed Oct 27, 1999  2:18 am
Subject:  Re: SW-L Digest - 24 Oct 1999 to 25 Oct 1999


Bill,

Egroups does the same thing. I am on about 6 egroups lists. We send
emails, attachments of all kinds. We have calendars, chatrooms, a vault for
storage. Maybe that is what this list needs to do is get full access. I
couldn't find it on the list when I went to the main page.

Susan

----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Reese
To:
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 1999 9:59 PM
Subject: Re: SW-L Digest - 24 Oct 1999 to 25 Oct 1999


> Valerie,
>
> I'm on egroups and Onelist, which is similar to egroups. I have tried to
> transfer a mailing list to Onelist. On the surface it looks nice. We get
a
> calendar that sends out automatic notices, maintenance of the list is
entirely
> in the hands of the members of the list -- they can subscribe or
unsubscribe
> as they wish -- there's a common file area for us to share files, there's
a
> message archive area, an URL sharing area, and each member has the
ability to
> post to the whole group, like a listserv. However, we only have 25 out of
40
> online members switch to the new list. Since everyone had to do it
themselves
> we ran into two problems:
>
> 1) they didn't do it.
> 2) they couldn't do it.
>
> It's a two step process. First we register with Onelist, then we join the
> "community".
>
> Interestingly, Onelist allows attachments.
>
> Since you are suggesting that we switch the whole listserv, you may not
> encounter the problem I did in switching a mailing list. Most people here
> figured out how to join this listserv and should have no problem switching
to
> a different form of a listserv. With Onelist, messages posted will still
go
> out to everyone on the list. You would only go to the Website and log on
if
> you want something from the site -- like a file -- or to manage the list.
>
> You might wonder what will happen to people who only have email access to
the
> Internet. I've given this some thought concerning my list and I've come
to
> the conclusion that I could register the person myself. Onelist asks a
couple
> personal questions when a person joins and asks the person to pick a
> password. This can be handled by anyone, really. Register for the person
> using the personal information and password they provide to you. Once
> registered with Onelist, a person with email only can subscribe and
> unsubscribe to the list through using email addresses that Onelist has set
up
> for this purpose.
>
> I haven't used egroups in awhile so I'm not sure if they have the same
> abilities.
>
> Bill Reese
>
>
> Valerie Sutton wrote:
>
> >
> > Now I know that Paul Cowley will tell me "I told you so!" because he had
> > already setup a web-based list for us on egroups before....but I didn't
> > want to run two lists...so this is my last question on this issue...if
we
> > moved the ENTIRE sw list to an egroups web-based system, would that
solve
> > the problem?....we would no longer be on LISTSERVE...? just a
question...
> >
> > Thanks for your input, Michael!
> >
> > Val ;-)
> >
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >
> > Valerie Sutton
> >
> >
> > SignWritingSite...Lessons Online
> > http://www.SignWriting.org
> >
> > SignBankSite...Databases Online
> > http://www.SignBank.org
> >
> > Deaf Action Committee For SignWriting
> > Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA
>


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2118 Re: SW-L Digest - 24 Oct 1999 to 25 Oct 1999 Valerie Sutton Wed  10/27/1999

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