RARA-AVIS: Re: Forum Format

From: Mark R. Harris ( brokerharris@gmail.com)
Date: 18 Feb 2008

I wrote:

> I seriously propose that rara-avis-l consider migrating from the now
> quite antiquated Yahoo Groups format to vBulletin or another similar
> system that allows for far wider functionality, including choosing
> threads one wishes to subscribe to, having user profiles and
> offering basic HTML coding for bold, italic, etc., offering
> etc., etc. Yahoo Groups has in my observation deteriorated to a
> for the clueless, with a very low signal-to-noise ratio in most
> groups. Ours is an exception, but I think it's time we got out of

I should add: one would also have the ability to edit one's own posts
(how many times have you wished to do that, bothered by a mis-spelling or a mis-statement of fact?); to send private messages through the board itself; to do advanced searches; to have "buddy" and "ignore" lists; and so on.

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