RARA-AVIS: Re: Forum Format

From: Dave Zeltserman ( dz@hardluckstories.com)
Date: 18 Feb 2008

Mr T, excellent points. The medium we use isn't as important as the simplicity + message. As Mark pointed out, moving to a glitzier platform would require quite a bit of work (and am not quite sure who he's volunteering to do this work??)--but I would suggest if anyone feels strongly enough--go for it, build a similar group to RARA AVIS and let us know about it--if the platform does prove to have advantages, I'm sure people here would migrate over to it. Otherwise, without proof of concept + advantages, it's kind of a pointless (and circular) discussion.


--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "jacquesdebierue"
<jacquesdebierue@...> wrote:
> --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Mark R. Harris"
> <brokerharris@> wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> >
> I understand where you're coming from, Mark, and I do appreciate
> comments. However, it seems to me you're associating the medium with
> the message, something that applies far less here than it does where
> there is money involved. The reason for this list's longevity is
> it has content, that it's collegial, and also, importantly, that it
> has proven incorruptible when it comes to opinion. That is a merit
> its membership, obviously, not of the format.
> If the purpose of this list were to attract as many people as
> in order to sell something, say advertising, you bet the latest
> would be mandatory (in business terms). But it is merely a
> forum for hardboiled and noir... it's modest but it hasn't done so
> Best,
> mrt

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