Re: [aroid-l] images on Aroid-l
- Subject: Re: [aroid-l] images on Aroid-l
- From: Don Martinson firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 16:46:37 -0500
One of the easiest solutions is for folks to learn how to post
digital photos on their own server sites. While I cannot speak for
overseas, almost every service provider in my area provides some
storage 4-8 MB or so, whicht a subscriber can use for a web page or
whatever. You do not have to have a web site set up or even to learn
html to simply post an image, then posting a link to that photo in an
e-mail, leaving it up to each individual whether they wish to look at
that link or not
I also hate to be in a position for defending Yahoo groups, but yet I
have had few, if any problems. Managing your account for, say,
digest vs individual e-mail is much easier that sending somewhat
arcane instructions to a listserv. Regarding spam, evidently many
are not aware that several months ago, Yahoo changed virtually all
individual preferences back to being willing to receive other types
of mail, even if you had checked NO when subscribing. Everyone
belonging to a Yahoo Group should check your preferences every few
weeks. I caught this early, being warned by another group, and I
receive virtually no spam.
Aroid-l is lucky in its association with hort.net so that the
archives may searched easily. For may other listservs, archive
searching can be a real pain.
I would vote for no attachments, but perhaps an area where
attachments screened for viruses could be posted.
Attachments spread viruses. Those of you unfortunate enough to be
using some flavor of Outlook are at high risk. Remember that free is
not always the best option with an E-mail program.
People outside the US usually have to pay for online connection time
by the minute. Photos are expensive to download.
Photos are not necessarily of interest to all. I'm interested in the
stinky aroids but think anthuriums are as interesting as dandelions,
bowling, or rap music. Others don't share my opinions. I know it's
hard for y'all to believe we don't want to see ALL your photos but
The cycad list (on Yahoo Groups) permits attachments and almost
every week viruses are spread through the list. Some unwary list
members have had awful problems. I haven't been troubled by them
because I get the digest version of cycads, which comes with no
attachments. Plus I don't use Outlook, "the hacker's path to your
cacti_etc does not permit attachments and there is no space for
posting them on the Agilent server. People who wish to post photos
always seem to find a way to do so someplace, then post the URL in a
message to cacti_etc.
Yahoo groups, a barely serviceable but wretched list service (get
ready for oceans of spam with Yahoo), allows each list a file area.
People upload the file, then compose the message with a statement
about the file in question.
Leo A. Martin
Phoenix, Arizona, USA