ADMIN: What if ClassicCmp were a blog?

From: Tillman, Edward <>
Date: Thu Jan 16 02:48:05 2003

I have to agree with most of what I've read here. Though I'm very new to
your list, I'd really much rather it stay an e-mail list.

To do otherwise, puts me in mind of the the bulky and cantankerous mail
groups in MSN (Hotmail) or Yahoo - lotsa spash and excess drivel, but much
less bang for your buck. Further, you'd lose the spontenaiety.

For folk who have trouble picking out the thread they want to follow in the
lists, they can always configure their e-mail clients with topic folders
(yeah, even older e-mail clients like Eudora or Juno; and for those even
older, echo/netmail offline readers!). That puts the onus back on the
participant, and not on an often overworked administrator or moderator. As
an ex-BBS sysop (1.387.57, 1991-1997), that's a position I can well


Ed Tillman
Store Automation Tech Support Specialist
Valero Energy Corporation
San Antonio, TX; USA
Phone (210) 592-3110, Fax (210) 592-2048 <>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk-admin_at_classiccmp.org_at_PEUSA On Behalf Of Paul
> Thompson <>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 9:39 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: ADMIN: What if ClassicCmp were a blog?
> On Wed, 15 Jan 2003, Zane H. Healy wrote:
> > Email is a fast, sleek and lowbandwidth medium. Web-boards, on the
> > otherhand are cumbersome and time consuming. With email I can read
> > CLASSICCMP on anything, with a Web-board, I'd be limited to a modern
> > computer. If this were to happen, I can guarentee a lot of people would
> > leave.
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