[tog] Google Groups

Noel Bourke cros13 at cros13.net
Sun Mar 18 12:13:34 GMT 2012


The usability issue here is definitely down to the mail client.
Doing things like setting up filters and/or labels and making sure you
are subscribed to the full list rather than digests should help
enormously.

--cros13

2012/3/18 Chebe Geek <chebegeek at gmail.com>:
> Hi Sean,
>
> I am sorry to hear that you're having this much trouble with the mailing
> list format. I would be interested in seeing what you're describing (because
> at the moment I can't visualise it well) and maybe seeing if there's
> anything to be done to make it less stressful? (I'm thinking about writing
> an Intro to Mailing Lists blog post like the I did for irc, just fyi.)
>
> Getting everyone here moving to somewhere that requires an account is very
> difficult. A while back there was an attempt at diversifying our
> communication channels to include a boards.ie forum (which is still there if
> you'd like to use it) but uptake was low, even among members who already had
> accounts.
>
> There are many reasons I'd like to see the mailing list format changed
> personally (backed-up by social interaction studies, etc), but moving to
> Google won't work. Perhaps there is a self-hosted option we could look into?
> ... But I seriously doubt if any change will be considered by most
> old-fashioned members :(
>
> But I do hope we can help in some way,
>> chebe
>
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