Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Administrivia -- "for reals" this time, the list must move.

Peter Scott Poitras ppoitras at charter.net
Fri Jan 7 05:19:18 MST 2005


Is there a way for a user to utilize Google groups to send emails of all messages posted, sort of mimicking what we currently have on the list?

Thanks for all your efforts,

> From: Tim Hunter <tim.hunter at eircom.net>
> Date: 2005/01/07 Fri AM 03:56:37 EST
> To: Powderworks <powderworks at cs.colorado.edu>
> Subject: [Powderworks] Administrivia -- "for reals" this time,
> 	the list must move.
> Hi folks.  Back in May I sent out the following request for comments.  The
> general consensus was that people would prefer that the list remain on a
> private server, and that was my preference too.
> However, I looked about & talked to a friend who has one, and eventually
> concluded that moving the list to a private server would cost real money.  And
> that, while I do care about the list, I don't care enough to spend money on
> it.
> So, now the University of Colorado CS department is Really Truly shutting down
> the old list server.  I'm hoping that Google retains it's "minimally
> offensive" corporate attitude & profile, and moving the list over to
> powderworks at googlegroups.com (http://groups-beta.google.com/group/powderworks).
> There are three ways to migrate you all -- one, I can ask you to just sign up
> on your own.  Two, I can send you all invitations via the googlegroups.com
> service.  Three, I can just add you to the new list.  I'm inclined to go with
> the third option, and will on Sunday unless I get a lot of feedback saying I
> should go with one of the other options.  With any of the options, you have to
> set a googlegroups.com password to leave the list.  With the third option, you
> don't need to set one to be added to the list.
> Yours in continued Oily fandom,
> tim
> PS: er.  Yes, I too notice that 'beta' is still in url there, even though I
>     set up powderworks at googlegroups.com back in May...  I still think it's
>     probably the least offensive free option.
> ----- Forwarded message from Tim Hunter <tim at refuge.Colorado.EDU> -----
> Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 12:38:36 -0600
> From: Tim Hunter <tim at refuge.Colorado.EDU>
> Subject: Administrivia -- the list must move, your opinions wanted.
> To: Powderworks <powderworks at cs-lists.cs.colorado.edu>
> This list has been in existence since sometime in the summer of 1990.
> For all of that time it has been hosted by the good folks at the
> University of Colorado at Boulder, my alma mater.  It's now been ten
> years since I left, and due to cutbacks in the Computer Science
> department, I've been asked to move this list (and
> enya at cs-lists.cs.colorado.edu) off of their servers.
> So we have a few choices.  The list can be moved to one of the
> commercial mailing list providers (Yahoo!, Google, etc) that require
> registration but will presumably attract more attention and provide
> commercial-quality service; or we can put the list on a virtual system
> rented by a friend of mine out of www.bytemark-hosting.co.uk.
> It'll probably be another week before I go ahead and move the list.
> The cs.colorado.edu folks will provide a forward for those still using
> the old address.  In the meantime, please mail me (directly) with your
> opinions.  I'll summarize next week.
> Thank you.
> tim
> PS: As Rhonda reminded you today, the current moderation-free address for
>     the list is powderworks at cs-lists.cs.colorado.edu.  But please don't
>     "test" this.  Content-free test messages drive me up the wall.
> ----- End forwarded message -----
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