DCML digest, Vol 1 #567 - H. Fluks: Mailing List
joachim.butz at freenet.de
Thu Jun 14 23:41:05 CEST 2001
i agree with harry fluks about the advantages of the DCML. i am a
long term subscriber and it has been a GREAT thing for me all the
years. i don't have time to read it everytime, but i am happy if i find
the time to do and then can go back to older mails if a topic is
interesting to me. so for me it is a *big* advantage that i get it
automatically without taking care to miss something (and can read it
whenever i have time to).
> - you don't have to visit an URL to get updated;
> - the DCML list is strictly non-profit
>(did anyone ever receive spam
> messages from Sweden?);
no, never ever !!! - *GREAT*
> - the DCML is text-only.
yeah and thats good. because here on this list you had to focus to
facts and infos and discussion and not on nice but 'uninformal'
scans or gimmicks. is a list contribution more worthy when the
smileys are coloured and animated? for me it is important to get the
for me as a very rosa fan, i am so happy about his joining this list
and giving us so much and detailed informations about his stories
and about himself. for me the very best source about rosa himself
and his work since many years. but i don't miss the rosa graphics
here. i can get them somewhere else.
text-only is a differnet from htmls with scans etc. but if you want it,
you can get it somewhere else. so be happy to have all these
> Web-based forum:
> - you can get attachments, and have an own space for interesting
> photographs and scans;
yeah, but there are a lot of pages where you are able to get these.
but they already exist . so why add another one. instead of adding
another one try to help to improve the existing ones with your
contributions. As an example, i am very happy about the D.U.C.K
Hunt pages. the guys spend a lot of time to bring us these NICE
pages and it is a very good example of 'centralising' the various
webpages and information sources in order to have fast and easy
and you can have some own space here on this place too, if you
want to put some information here (suppose it is already so)
> - you have to subscribe to a commercial party, hence set your e-
> open for spam;
> - you can write fancy HTML-based postings.
yeah, but that's another sort of dealing with our hobby. i like it too!.
but, as already said, they already exist.
>I hardly have time to read my current mailing lists, let alone
> subscribe to new ones...
and let me add an important point: a big advantage of the text based
form is, that you DIDN'T need any speciall stuff instead of a very
simple mail client and a textreader or editor to join the community.
so you don't need to have the newest hard and software and high
speed connection to the web in order to be able to show all the high
sophisticated html goodies put in a webpage or a contribution on a
board. it's nice if you have these possibilities, but not everyone does.
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