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Chat subgroup for Tech Talk


Matt
 

Yes, use to be on one cannot remember what the list is now. But it I think had both a chat room with no bar holds on it and a weekend OT on the list but with much more rules in place that somethings was OT regardless. The no hold bar list was anything goes and this warning was given out before the members of the main list was able to subscribe to the sub list. But all this is blur as it has been years since I was on the list that did that.

 

 

 

From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 8:45 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Chat subgrou for Tech Talk

 

I'm willing to consider almost anything within reason to keep the list useful but still flexible if enough members support it.  That is another interesting idea.

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Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 8:40 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Chat subgrou for Tech Talk

 

On another list I belong to, there's off topic weekend where we can discuss andy and everything from Friday evening until Sunday evening.  We just put otw in the subject line and go from there.  I sent a message about this to the BT list owner and he never commented on it.  We might try something like that here.



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On Sep 1, 2015, at 7:29 PM, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:

That is a good thought and may be a reasonable compromise Gene.  I new there were good reasons why I invited you.

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From: Gene

Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 8:24 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Chat subgrou for Tech Talk

 

Another advantage is that if a topic turns into too much chat after starting out as a technology topic, you, Carlos can ask that it be taken to the chat list and it can be done without causing problems or resentment.  On the blindtech list, when the owner or moderators asked that something be taken off list, it was an absurd request and was tantamount to closing the thread.  Where was the thread supposed to go?  No provision was available.  That caused needless resentment.  I suggested in the past that Blindtech have a chat group associated with it but the owner and moderators refused to consider the idea. 

 

Gene

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Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:08 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Chat subgrou for Tech Talk

 

This is definitely a good idea.

 

Barb

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From: Carlos

Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 5:52 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Chat subgrou for Tech Talk

 

It also occurs to me that the chat subgroup might have another useful benefit.  If you subscribe to it, but at certain times it becomes too much or is overwhelming your inbox, you can simply disable it by setting it to "no mail" for as long as you like and you still won't be missing out on content from the primary list.

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From: Carlos

Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:39 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Chat subgrou for Tech Talk

 

Okay, since I suspect this is likely to be the prevailing opinion, I have gone ahead and created a chat subgroup.  I agree that the excessive chatting may simply be a side effect of the fact that it is a new list, but having it available certainly can't hurt.  One of the differences between a standard/parent group and a subgroup, is that only members of the parent group can subscribe to a subgroup.  I hope that everyone understands that as much as I don't want to be a jerk, if we're going to make this change, I will have to mostly enforce the restriction on too much general chatting/humor on the primary list.  Of course, part of my reasoning for creating a new list was to provide a more open minded/friendly environment so this doesn't mean that I'm going to turn into a raving dictator.  In my opinion and experience, most rules which are too strictly enforced only wind up irritating those who are required to follow them.

 

The subscription address for the chat list is

and the posting address is


Matt
 

Correct !

 

 

 

From: Gene [mailto:gsasner@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 8:24 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Chat subgrou for Tech Talk

 

Another advantage is that if a topic turns into too much chat after starting out as a technology topic, you, Carlos can ask that it be taken to the chat list and it can be done without causing problems or resentment.  On the blindtech list, when the owner or moderators asked that something be taken off list, it was an absurd request and was tantamount to closing the thread.  Where was the thread supposed to go?  No provision was available.  That caused needless resentment.  I suggested in the past that Blindtech have a chat group associated with it but the owner and moderators refused to consider the idea. 

 

Gene

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Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:08 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Chat subgrou for Tech Talk

 

This is definitely a good idea.

 

Barb

----- Original Message -----

From: Carlos

Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 5:52 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Chat subgrou for Tech Talk

 

It also occurs to me that the chat subgroup might have another useful benefit.  If you subscribe to it, but at certain times it becomes too much or is overwhelming your inbox, you can simply disable it by setting it to "no mail" for as long as you like and you still won't be missing out on content from the primary list.

----- Original Message -----

From: Carlos

Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:39 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Chat subgrou for Tech Talk

 

Okay, since I suspect this is likely to be the prevailing opinion, I have gone ahead and created a chat subgroup.  I agree that the excessive chatting may simply be a side effect of the fact that it is a new list, but having it available certainly can't hurt.  One of the differences between a standard/parent group and a subgroup, is that only members of the parent group can subscribe to a subgroup.  I hope that everyone understands that as much as I don't want to be a jerk, if we're going to make this change, I will have to mostly enforce the restriction on too much general chatting/humor on the primary list.  Of course, part of my reasoning for creating a new list was to provide a more open minded/friendly environment so this doesn't mean that I'm going to turn into a raving dictator.  In my opinion and experience, most rules which are too strictly enforced only wind up irritating those who are required to follow them.

 

The subscription address for the chat list is

and the posting address is


Stan Bobbitt
 

I’m good for either way. It only takes milliseconds to press the delete key ....
 
Stan B

From: Gene [mailto:gsasner@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 8:24 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Chat subgrou for Tech Talk

 

Another advantage is that if a topic turns into too much chat after starting out as a technology topic, you, Carlos can ask that it be taken to the chat list and it can be done without causing problems or resentment.  On the blindtech list, when the owner or moderators asked that something be taken off list, it was an absurd request and was tantamount to closing the thread.  Where was the thread supposed to go?  No provision was available.  That caused needless resentment.  I suggested in the past that Blindtech have a chat group associated with it but the owner and moderators refused to consider the idea. 

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

 

Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:08 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Chat subgrou for Tech Talk

 

This is definitely a good idea.

 

Barb

----- Original Message -----

From: Carlos

Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 5:52 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Chat subgrou for Tech Talk

 

It also occurs to me that the chat subgroup might have another useful benefit.  If you subscribe to it, but at certain times it becomes too much or is overwhelming your inbox, you can simply disable it by setting it to "no mail" for as long as you like and you still won't be missing out on content from the primary list.

----- Original Message -----

From: Carlos

Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:39 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Chat subgrou for Tech Talk

 

Okay, since I suspect this is likely to be the prevailing opinion, I have gone ahead and created a chat subgroup.  I agree that the excessive chatting may simply be a side effect of the fact that it is a new list, but having it available certainly can't hurt.  One of the differences between a standard/parent group and a subgroup, is that only members of the parent group can subscribe to a subgroup.  I hope that everyone understands that as much as I don't want to be a jerk, if we're going to make this change, I will have to mostly enforce the restriction on too much general chatting/humor on the primary list.  Of course, part of my reasoning for creating a new list was to provide a more open minded/friendly environment so this doesn't mean that I'm going to turn into a raving dictator.  In my opinion and experience, most rules which are too strictly enforced only wind up irritating those who are required to follow them.

 

The subscription address for the chat list is

and the posting address is


Carlos
 

Although I see that you can just use the
"Change Your Subscription"
link in the message footers to access these options without a passwords.  Sigh, I really am slow this week.  I never used these options myself on BlindTech.


rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

Hi,
Neither have I, and still don't, really. I logged in with facebook the other day, that is a huge improvement.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Date sent: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 10:52:14 -0400
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Chat subgroup for Tech Talk

Although I see that you can just use the
"Change Your Subscription"
link in the message footers to access these options without a passwords. Sigh, I really am slow this week. I never used these options myself on BlindTech.