[Tweeters] Re: Tweeters vs. Comcast
somegum2 at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 1 00:01:54 PDT 2015
I just moved here from Victoria BC where we used Yahoo Groups to manage the rare bird list serve thing. I presume it was free. It might be something to look into if the current system becomes unusable.
Seattle, WA, USA
> On Sep 30, 2015, at 2:53 PM, Barbara Deihl <barbdeihl at comcast.net> wrote:
> A couple of weeks ago, I didn't receive my Tweeters Digest, as has happened several times in the past. I use Comcast email. I corresponded with Hal Opperman, who was, at the time, subbing for Dan Victor as the Tweeters admin. Though he was unable to do anythingto remedy my problem from his end, I wrote to another Tweeter, who agreed to try to forward her digest that day, to me. It worked, i.e. I received all the posts, but in a strange way - they came to me as 19 separate attachments - not ideal, but OK for this Deihl. I shared this success with Hal and he then tried to forward me the same day's digest - it came, but loaded with messed-up formatting and Hal said he'd never do that again - I was his test subject ! Then he sent me the following comments:
> The listserv software application the UW uses (Mailman) is very old and, I believe, no longer fully supported. But the tech world continues to evolve. More and more incompatibilities are surfacing as the years go by — mostly just a minor annoyance so far. I doubt the UW will switch to a more up-to-date program before Mailman becomes effectively useless. Nice thing about Mailman for them and for us is that it is free. Migrating to a new application would be very costly. Public-service lists such as Tweeters might not survive the changeover if some department or another had to pay to run them.
> Looks like things may not get any better before Tweeters disappears for good ? It's always about $, isn't it ?
> Good luck to all of us who use and like the Tweeters mode of communication with each other about birds and such...
> Thanks to all of you who have shared your thoughts, findings and techniques re: Comcast and spam issues. Each helps one or more of us cope with the technology...
> And, a BIG note of appreciation for all the fun and help, comraderie and education I have experienced throughout my 7 or so years of using the WA Tweeters List. Thanks.
> I'll likely be one who hangs on until the last Tweeter tweets :-)
> Barb Deihl
> Matthews Beach Neighborhood - NE Seattle
> barbdeihl at comcast.net
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