[tog] Google Groups

Jeffrey Roe tdr112 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 17 15:19:14 GMT 2012

I use gmail for the mailing list and it works ok.

I can show you my set up next time your in .

Jeffrey Roe
On 17 Mar 2012 15:14, "Schrodinger" <schrodinger at konundrum.org> wrote:

> On 2012/03/17 12:12, Sean Nicholls wrote:
> > Guys,
> >
> > Am I really the only one banging his head off the current mailing list
> format?
> Yes.
> >
> > * It's not easily searchable
> >
> It is browseable though.
> http://lists.tog.ie/pipermail/tog/
> And if you can't find what you are looking for there, look harder. There
> isn't so much email on this list that you have to look very hard.
> > * I feel like I'm missing out on some discussions until after they've
> happened
> >
> Are you reading your email?
> > * Maybe I'm just thick as mud but replying to individual threads is not
> easy; I have to manually copy & paste the subject, sender and list
> addresses and hope that it all goes well. Just look at the Mobile App
> thread, it ended up putting replies at the root for apparently no reason.
> Get a better mail client. Mailing lists have existed for a long time and
> seem to fit a large number of communities just fine.
> >
> > * the current web interface leaves a lot to be desired
> >
> Make a new one, but a mailiing list is email based and the web interface
> isn't a key feature.
> > I've noticed that 091 Labs, Nexus Cork and Limerick Hackerspaces all use
> Google Groups. Is there any particular reason the public Tog list shouldn't
> be a Google Group?
> I'm willing to bet a lot of us do not like Google. A mailing list is
> something we can manage ourselves and tailor to our own needs and not
> what Google thinks is our needs. I will fight tooth and nail to not see
> us host ANYTHING with Google. Google and their controversial approach
> to privacy can @#%$ *&%
> I know members of Tog who have gone out of their way to unhinge their
> communications from Google and I am very sure they will not want to have
> to deal with Google groups for the Tog MAILING LIST.
> Just the other day Google have again come under scrutiny for trying to
> bypass the Safari browser privacy settings on the end user. And people
> want to entrust Google with their data? Thanks but no thanks. I'm really
> trying to leave out more expletives here.
> I have had some problems in the past with how people use the mailing
> list but over time it's gotten better and or people have learned not to
> email me and the mailing list back at the same time.
> >
> > personally, I think it would be much easier to manage - it certainly
> would require less maintenance. and above all else, the most important
> thing of all - it'd stop wreckin mah head!!
> You don't manage the mailing list. What less maintenance? For you? Wtf
> do you have to copy the "bits" as you said above? What kind of retarded
> mail client are you using?
> With a mailing list everyone has the same level of access REGARDLESS of
> what email provider they use. Google discriminate bsaed on whether or
> not you have a Gmail account:
> http://support.google.com/groups/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=46438
> I have had problems with this for some groups I was a member of. So if
> you need a Gmail account to use Google Groups fully you are basically
> asking that everyone register a Gmail account just so we can use what
> you think is a better idea. G'luck with that.
> I'd like to point out that without a Google account you can't use the
> Googe Groups web interface. How convenient.
> "The following Google Groups tasks require a Google Account:
>    * Creating and managing your own Google Group.
>                * Posting to a group using the web interface.
>                * Subscribing to a Usenet newsgroup and receiving posts
>                * through email.
>                * Joining a Google Group using the web interface.
>                * Changing your subscription type.
>                * Reading a restricted group's posts online."
> Conor.
> >
> > - Sean
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