[MUD-Dev] META: Making the list public?

clawrenc at cup.hp.com clawrenc at cup.hp.com
Thu Jul 17 18:05:15 New Zealand Standard Time 1997


In <33CE2518.41C67EA6 at iname.com>, on 07/17/97 
   at 08:15 AM, Shawn Halpenny <malachai at iname.com> said:

>clawrenc at cup.hp.com wrote:

>> Side question:  Outside of anything to do with archives, should I make
>> the membership list open to members?  This could be as crude as
>> posting the membership list to the list once a month, or some other
>> much more controlled form.

>I can't see this as much more than something that satisfies one's
>curiosity.  Yes, I'm curious enough to look at the membership list,
>but beyond that, I'm unsure of what I'd keep it around for.

The thought was that some might be interested in who their audience
was.

>> Note: I could externalise that private newsgroup to a web page.  That
>> web-page could be private to list members or public.

...deletia...

>* newsgroup
>	I would have problems with this no matter how it was done.  I 
>      won't be able to see any external private newsserver, and the admins
>	here picking up the group is doubtful.

DejaNews?

>I, for one, would welcome an archive (or more) of what has gone on
>the list before I got here.  Even right back to its inception, if
>possible.  It was frustrating at first since there is (IMO) a certain
>degree of "getting up to speed" that has to be done before a new
>member can really usefully contribute to the list.  It would be
>easier if we could simply point a new member to an archive.

If I can scrape the time together I'll start archiving the list all
the way back to the original CC: list from last year.  I don't have
sufficient logs to go much further back than that.

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