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The Blood Type Diet Archives Volume 2

listservs/maillists have downsides too

Posted By: anti-product warrior
Date: January-16, 1998 at 12:16:59

In Response To: suggested alternative to these Bulletin Boards (Ellie Skeele)

I'm not sure exactly what model you are thinking of, but e-mail lists have there downsides (negative sides as well):

1) Newbies (persons new to the list) have no historical context of what has been previously asked/answered/investigated. The same questions come up over and over again.

Albeit, that happens here, but an effort to construct a FAQ section to the board may assuage that situation.

2) Mailboxes fill fast, and it's difficult to scan messages by subject. Many people don't change the subject of their response, even when the drift of the thread has changed substantially. I personnally dislike accessing my mail system only to see 25-100 unread messages. Each one must then be read in order to see if it has pertanence to my business or personal needs.

I would vote for a minor restructuring of this board, although I'm probably not the one to do it.

best wishes,

steve shapiro

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