Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Setting up an Oils forum?

Chris Graham wcgraham at shaw.ca
Fri Jan 7 11:27:03 MST 2005

I'm not sure exactly what Google Groups can do, versus what a proposed Forum would be able to do, but I would make the following comments:

1. I think there should only be one venue for all Oils messages.

2. I prefer something that would allow me to go to a site and browse recent or old messages.  Whether or not receiving the messages in email is possible or mandatory.

3. The messages should be organized by thread.

4. Ideally, I would like to be able to log into the server and be able to see which messages were new to me as of my last login.

But the most important thing is that there is one Powderworks, and no new splinter groups to keep track of, whether they be web forums, usenet groups, mailing lists, etc.

The other three points are less important for the community, just very preferable for me for the way I like to keep up with things.

Those are my 2 bits.


----- Original Message -----
From: Stephan Jänsch <stephan.jaensch at gmx.net>
Date: Friday, January 7, 2005 5:10 am
Subject: [Powderworks] Setting up an Oils forum?

> Hi Folks,
> speaking of the latest difficulties with the home of the mailing 
> list I was
> thinking again if there's maybe any interest in setting up an Oils 
> forum.This is not necessarily meant as a replacement for the 
> mailing list
> (although I realise there would be a concurrence) but rather an 
> addition. In
> any case you are the ones who are supposed to use it so I'd like 
> to know
> your opinion on this first. I have never done anything like this 
> but I would
> be willing to try and organise it but only if it is really wanted! 
> If so I
> would send around a questionnaire in the near future concerning 
> the domain
> name, style, artwork, topics and so on. In short, it should be a 
> commonpowderworkers' forum or none at all! What do you guys think?
> Cheers,
> Stephan
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