Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Forum Format

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 18 Feb 2008

Spelling is a major issue to me, but everyone here has always spelled tolerably well, and I see no need for spelling aids.
    One of my boards that I follow for work purposes has gone fully functional, as you describe it, and the emoticons are frankly somewhat infuriating. Joy

Mark R. Harris wrote:
> Spelling is a minor issue; the full range of functionalities is a major
> issue. A key point: the way Yahoo Groups is set up, I can receive all
> emails; a daily digest; or no emails at all. What I can't do is decide
> which
> topics and threads are of interest to me and receive update notices on
> just
> those topics. Once you have gotten used to the ability to do that, the
> lack
> of ability to do it is frankly somewhat infuriating. Think of all the
> annoyance that was created by the endless back-and-forth on Altman's The
> Long Goodbye, which could have been easily resolved if people could decide
> to subscribe to that thread or not, based on their preference.
> Formats move on and improve. The "no frills" approach strikes me as
> antiquated and very lacking in user-friendliness, and I am scarcely a
> technological determinist.

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