[svlug] Member poll on an alternative to this mailing list
freepalestin at dslextreme.com
Fri Nov 23 18:15:47 PST 2007
Tom Pilot wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Darlene Wallach <freepalestin at dslextreme.com>
>> To all SVLUG members:
>> There has been a proposal to terminate this mailing list
>> (svlug at lists.svlug.org), and replace it with a Google Group
>> -- at which point, SVLUG would cease to host or administer
>> its own online discussion forum. I'm collecting a sense of
>> the membership, through midnight Tuesday, November 27, and
>> will report back here with a yes/no tally.
>> Some things to perhaps keep in mind:
>> - SVLUG ceasing to host its own mailing list
>> - advertising
>> - privacy loss
>> - dependency on a business to do our core competency for us
>> - SVLUG no longer being able to set spam policy or choose its own
>> mail-handling software.
>> Q: Do you approve of terminating this mailing list and
>> replacing it with a Google Group? (y/n)
>> Send your vote to _me directly_ (Darlene Wallach
>> <freepalestin at dslextreme.com>.
>> Do NOT send it to this mailing list.
>> Thank you for your attention, consideration and
>> Darlene Wallach
> Just go create the new group in google (its a
> free country and you can do what you may) and
> see who joins. Call it svlug-g. If enough
> people join - well there is the answer to your
> poll, and this can automatically discontinue.
> If not, well that is another answer to your
> Natural order and meritocracy
I want to make sure you understand what I'm
asking in the poll.
Some things to perhaps keep in mind:
- SVLUG ceasing to host its own mailing list
- privacy loss
- dependency on a business to do our core competency for us
- SVLUG no longer being able to set spam policy or choose its own
There would *not* be two SVLUG mailing lists.
My question was do you approve of the current
SVLUG mailing list to be terminated and replaced
with a Google Group.
You are welcome to participate in the poll
giving a yes/no answer and any comments you
choose to make.
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