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Re: minor stuff...

Steve VanDevender wrote:
> Brandon Neill writes:
>  > Hello,
>  > I've been reading this group for quite a while now and have recently
>  > started conversing in it too.  I was just wondering if anyone has thought
>  > about creating a mailing list for this group.  It would make filing and
>  > stuff like that a lot easier as everything would come from the same
>  > address,  it would also facilitate automatic archiving if desired.  I
>  > would assume that someone has a server that listserv or something could be
>  > run on.
>  >
>  > Brandon Neill
> Actually, I have been thinking about offering this very service.  I have
> at least two permanently-connected machines I would be able to run such
> a list from (jcomm.uoregon.edu and hexadecimal.uoregon.edu), and this
> list is small enough and low enough in traffic that I could even run the
> list manually.
> If people are interested I could create a list on my work machine,
> hexadecimal.uoregon.edu with all the current names.  I think the only
> question is what we'd want to call the list -- mini-lit?
> starship-design?
> I wouldn't attach any strings to hosting the list, and I would honor any
> subscription or unsubscription requests sent to the list-request or
> owner-list addresses.  If I get ambitious I could probably even create
> a digest version in addition to the simple mail reflector.

Steve, I'm not sure I understand what you are proposeing.  Are you saying that
when I send a e-mail to listserv@wherever it would automatically bounce to all
the members?  Or are you saying that the messages would stack up for a while, 
and then one e-mail would be sent to each of us on a weekly basis (or whenever)
and would you be able to handle the addition of new members  (several hundred?)

If it is the former, then I don't think that is an improvement, but if it is the
latter, then it sounds like a good idea to me (assuming that LIT doesn't move to

And while we're on the subject, Since I've heard little in the way of opinions
on my offer to host LIT on Urly-bird.com,  I'm going to assume that most members
are ambivilent at best, and opposed (and not wishing to hurt my feelings) at worst.

I have decided to go with the server anyway, (I have a new client and they need 
server space as well as a web page.  This means I will have 30 Megs of storage, 
and about 2 Megs of content.  My offer to host LIT still stands, don't worry about 
running me out of server space, by the time I get near enough to 30 Megs to cause 
concern, I'll have enough clients to cover the cost of more storage space.

I have gotten enough offers of money (I promised to keep the names secret) to cover
any start-up costs associated with this move, so I will not be asking for any more.
I would like it if LIT would allow Urly-bird to run _one_ banner ad on the index.html 
page, but I would not insist on this.  Whether or not LIT runs ads on it's other 
pages, is a matter for us to decide at a future date.

I am asking for your opinions at this time.  If you think this is a good idea,
please say so, if you think it is a bad idea please say so also (I promise I won't
be offended)  If I don't hear from a majority of the group by friday, July 27th, I
will assume that not enough people want to do it, and I will withdraw my offer and 
speak no more of it.

Kevin "Tex" Houston 	http://umn.edu/~hous0042/urlybird.html