Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Forum Format

From: Mark R. Harris (
Date: 18 Feb 2008

That would require more ambition than I possess at this point. :) And I
*like* this group -- I see no need to rival it, but it should not get stuck in what is rapidly becoming the technological past. That was why I raised these points.


On 2/18/08, Dave Zeltserman <> wrote:
> Mark
> There is nothing preventing you from starting a RARA AVIS type group on
> vBulletin or similar platform. If it proves superior to YAHOO groups
> and you do a good enough job with it, I'm sure people here would
> eventually migrate over to it. --Dave Z.
> --- In <>, "Mark
> R. Harris" <brokerharris@...>
> 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
> the
> > threads one wishes to subscribe to, having user profiles and avatars,
> > offering basic HTML coding for bold, italic, etc., offering
> emoticons,
> > etc., etc. Yahoo Groups has in my observation deteriorated to a
> format
> > 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
> here.
> >

Mark R. Harris
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