I like that :) "umbrella" "Raining Data" ROTFLMAO
I have been watching this newsgroup and the Oliver list (formerly USC, Mike
O'Rear I believe) for close to ten years now and I would hate to have
either one go but it would be nice to have it all come together. I primarily
work in UV now but have worked with UD, PICK, AR, and PI in the past (man I
just realized I've been working with this stuff for close to 20 years, I am
getting old) and it really should be together, at least in a help list such
as this. Some of the people on the Oliver list don't have easy access to a
newsgroup though and that is why they stay with the list format. E-groups is
fine but if you change e-mail addresses it's a pain to change. The same goes
for any e-mail list but at least on the Oliver list you know who is running
it and can e-mail Clif directly. I've tried to get involved with the
Informix newsgroup but they don't seem to want any talk about UV or UD and
generally send people to this group for answers (sort of makes you feel
like a step child). If you change the group name you may lose quite a few
> Or have a gateway? Maybe OSDA would like to be the umbrella organisation
> (as someone has suggested) and with Pick System's permission plus
> possibly a little sponsorship could host the newsgroups, gateways, and
> mailing lists. Including hopefully the Oliver UV lists and all the other
> stuff that's Pick related.
> -----Original Message-----
> Posted At: 07 December 2000 14:05
> Posted To: pick
> Conversation: New PICK and PICK Flavours Mailing List.
> Subject: Re: New PICK and PICK Flavours Mailing List.
> > IMO, ditch the mailing lists entirely and go all-Usenet. I hate
> > lists. I have occasionally subscribed to technical lists, but I
> > as soon as I decided I was up to speed. Couldn't hack the volume.
> I agree completely. Mailing lists are fine for newsletters but
> inappropriate for threaded discussion.