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Re: ADMIN: Changing servers

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] ADMIN: Changing servers
  • From: "Iris Moose" <irismoose@daylily.net>
  • Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 23:10:22 -0400

Any move should be considered a long-term deal.  I recommend two options.

1.  Move the group to a private listserver.  You can have 3 or 4 listowners
who manage the group and co-ordinate sign-ups, etc.  Probably need someone
with a University connection to get this going.  The Daylily Society does
this but it is not my first choice.

2.  Set up a newsgroup such as rec.irises.  Since this group is of
significant size and diversity it could be done fairly quickly as far as
newsgroups go. Probably within 3 months.  There is protocol involved with
this and mainly you just need someone willing to do the initial
communication with powers-that-be.  If bamboo growers can get a newgroup or
usenet group going surely irises could also.  The ease of use in this format
is probably the best.  It will also attract many more participants and
probably swell the ranks with new AIS members because of its general appeal.

I would stay away for the groups like yahoo and such where they rely on
marketing their goods to offer the group lists.  It won't be long before AOL
or someone else buys Yahoo and we all have to go through another transition.

I participate in some usenet groups that are easy to participate in such as
the Project VII Forum, Macromedia Dreamweaver Forum, and Macromedia
Fireworks Forum.  I also participate in the triangle.gardens newsgroup which
is for people who garden in the triangle are of North Carolina where I live.
If our small group can have a forum that surely irises could, too.

If it gets to voting, then I favor a newsgroup option because of the ability
to reach more people than the private list.  Gardeners are great ambassadors
for their flowers.  I also like the way these groups are threaded.

Let's put some thought into this.


Iris Moose

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