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+ADwAIQ-DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC +ACI--//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN+ACIAPg- +ADw-HTML+AD4- +ADw-HEAD+AD4- +ADw-META content+AD0-text/html+ADs-charset+AD0-utf-7 http-equiv+AD0-Content-Type+AD4APAAh-DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC +ACI--//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN+ACIAPg- +ADw-META content+AD0-'+ACI-MSHTML 4.72.3110.7+ACI-' name+AD0-GENERATOR+AD4- +ADw-/HEAD+AD4- +ADw-BODY bgColor+AD0AIw-f0e8d8+AD4- +ADw-DIV+AD4APA-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000 face+AD0AIgAi- size+AD0-2+AD4-This is the only way that this forum has a chance to survive.+ACY-nbsp+ADs- +ADw-/FONT+AD4APA-/DIV+AD4- +ADw-BLOCKQUOTE style+AD0AIg-BORDER-LEFT: +ACM-000000 solid 2px+ADs- MARGIN-LEFT: 5px+ADs- PADDING-LEFT: 5px+ACIAPg- +ADw-DIV+AD4APA-FONT face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4APA-B+AD4------Original Message-----+ADw-/B+AD4APA-BR+AD4APA-B+AD4-From: +ADw-/B+AD4-Brent Koch +ACY-lt+ADsAPA-A href+AD0AIg-mailto:brentk+AEA-tdl.com+ACIAPg-brentk+AEA-tdl.com+ADw-/A+AD4AJg-gt+ADsAPA-BR+AD4APA-B+AD4-To: +ADw-/B+AD4APA-A href+AD0AIg-mailto:seaint+AEA-seaint.org+ACIAPg-seaint+AEA-seaint.org+ADw-/A+AD4- +ACY-lt+ADsAPA-A href+AD0AIg-mailto:seaint+AEA-seaint.org+ACIAPg-seaint+AEA-seaint.org+ADw-/A+AD4AJg-gt+ADsAPA-BR+AD4APA-B+AD4-Date: +ADw-/B+AD4-Wednesday, July 22, 1998 11:08 AM+ADw-BR+AD4APA-B+AD4-Subject: +ADw-/B+AD4-Modernizing The List+ADw-BR+AD4APA-BR+AD4APA-/DIV+AD4APA-/FONT+AD4- +ADw-DIV+AD4APA-SPAN class+AD0-900381117-22071998+AD4APA-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000 face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4-After participating in this list for the past several year, I've come to believe that our needs would be better served if The List were organized in a Discussion Board/BBS format.+ACY-nbsp+ADs- Multiple Forums could be set up within such as Concrete, Steel, Fasteners, Seismic, Education, Humor, SEAOC, Building Code, Testing/Inspection, Wildwoman (kidding) and so on. Maybe a dozen or so headings.+ACY-nbsp+ADs- Messages would be posted +ADw-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000+AD4-into the applicable forum.+ADw-/FONT+AD4APA-/FONT+AD4APA-/SPAN+AD4APA-/DIV+AD4- +ADw-DIV+AD4APA-SPAN class+AD0-900381117-22071998+AD4APA-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000 face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4APA-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000+AD4APA-/FONT+AD4APA-/FONT+AD4APA-/SPAN+AD4AJg-nbsp+ADsAPA-/DIV+AD4- +ADw-DIV+AD4APA-SPAN class+AD0-900381117-22071998+AD4APA-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000 face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4-What are several benefits?+ADw-/FONT+AD4APA-/SPAN+AD4APA-/DIV+AD4- +ADw-DIV+AD4APA-SPAN class+AD0-900381117-22071998+AD4APA-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000 face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4APA-/FONT+AD4APA-/SPAN+AD4APA-SPAN class+AD0-900381117-22071998+AD4APA-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000 face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4APA-/FONT+AD4APA-/SPAN+AD4AJg-nbsp+ADsAPA-/DIV+AD4- +ADw-DIV+AD4APA-SPAN class+AD0-900381117-22071998+AD4APA-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000 face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4-1) We could browse and participate in the forums that are of interest to us without having to sift and filter through all of the force fed messages of our current shotgun approach. Our time would be much more productive.+ADw-/FONT+AD4APA-/SPAN+AD4APA-/DIV+AD4- +ADw-DIV+AD4APA-SPAN class+AD0-900381117-22071998+AD4APA-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000 face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4APA-/FONT+AD4APA-/SPAN+AD4AJg-nbsp+ADsAPA-/DIV+AD4- +ADw-DIV+AD4APA-SPAN class+AD0-900381117-22071998+AD4APA-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000 face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4-2) Real threads could develop which would be much easier to follow. This would also benefit being away from your e-mail while on vacation or whatever. Rather than leaving the list or finding 1000 e-messages to sift through upon your return, one could easily get up to speed and jump into a particular topic without searching archives.+ADw-/FONT+AD4APA-/SPAN+AD4APA-/DIV+AD4- +ADw-DIV+AD4APA-SPAN class+AD0-900381117-22071998+AD4APA-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000 face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4APA-/FONT+AD4APA-/SPAN+AD4AJg-nbsp+ADsAPA-/DIV+AD4- +ADw-DIV+AD4APA-SPAN class+AD0-900381117-22071998+AD4APA-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000 face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4-3) Rather than multiple lists, a single desktop shortcut could deliver you to the +ACY-quot+ADs-Lobby+ACY-quot+ADs- of the discussion board where you could go where and when at your convenience.+ADw-/FONT+AD4APA-/SPAN+AD4APA-/DIV+AD4- +ADw-DIV+AD4APA-SPAN class+AD0-900381117-22071998+AD4APA-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000 face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4APA-/FONT+AD4APA-/SPAN+AD4AJg-nbsp+ADsAPA-/DIV+AD4- +ADw-DIV+AD4APA-SPAN class+AD0-900381117-22071998+AD4APA-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000 face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4-I've enjoyed the list. The list may be frustrating at times, but overall I find the benefits outweigh my time costs. But, I also think it could be better.+ADw-/FONT+AD4APA-/SPAN+AD4APA-/DIV+AD4- +ADw-DIV+AD4APA-SPAN class+AD0-900381117-22071998+AD4APA-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000 face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4APA-/FONT+AD4APA-/SPAN+AD4AJg-nbsp+ADsAPA-/DIV+AD4- +ADw-DIV+AD4APA-SPAN class+AD0-900381117-22071998+AD4APA-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000 face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4-Previous and recent happenings around here again demonstrate the need for some sort of change. Why not make our list more user friendly/satisfying?+ACY-nbsp+ADs- I drop into some non-engineering discussion boards on occasion. I find the simplest yet slickest system to be the Ultimate Bulletin Board (I am not affiliated with same in any way shape or form). If you are interested visiting an example of this system click +ADw-A href+AD0AIg-http://www.anandtech.com/bbs/+ACIAPg-http://www.anandtech.com/bbs/+ADw-/A+AD4- .+ADw-/FONT+AD4APA-/SPAN+AD4APA-/DIV+AD4- +ADw-DIV+AD4APA-SPAN class+AD0-900381117-22071998+AD4APA-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000 face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4APA-/FONT+AD4APA-/SPAN+AD4AJg-nbsp+ADsAPA-/DIV+AD4- +ADw-DIV+AD4APA-SPAN class+AD0-900381117-22071998+AD4APA-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000 face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4-Anyway, based on my rates, that's my +ACQ-16.67 worth.+ADw-/FONT+AD4APA-/SPAN+AD4APA-/DIV+AD4- +ADw-DIV+AD4APA-SPAN class+AD0-900381117-22071998+AD4APA-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000 face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4APA-/FONT+AD4APA-/SPAN+AD4AJg-nbsp+ADsAPA-/DIV+AD4- +ADw-DIV+AD4APA-SPAN class+AD0-900381117-22071998+AD4APA-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000 face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4-Deletefully yours,+ADw-/FONT+AD4APA-/SPAN+AD4APA-/DIV+AD4- +ADw-DIV+AD4APA-SPAN class+AD0-900381117-22071998+AD4APA-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000 face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4APA-/FONT+AD4APA-/SPAN+AD4AJg-nbsp+ADsAPA-/DIV+AD4- +ADw-DIV+AD4APA-SPAN class+AD0-900381117-22071998+AD4APA-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000 face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4-Brent Koch, P.E.+ADw-/FONT+AD4APA-/SPAN+AD4APA-/DIV+AD4- +ADw-DIV+AD4APA-SPAN class+AD0-900381117-22071998+AD4APA-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000 face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4APA-/FONT+AD4APA-/SPAN+AD4APA-SPAN class+AD0-900381117-22071998+AD4APA-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000 face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4APA-A href+AD0AIg-mailto:brentk+AEA-tdl.com+ACIAPg-brentk+AEA-tdl.com+ADw-/A+AD4APA-/FONT+AD4APA-/SPAN+AD4APA-/DIV+AD4- +ADw-DIV+AD4APA-SPAN class+AD0-900381117-22071998+AD4APA-FONT color+AD0AIw-000000 face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4APA-/FONT+AD4APA-/SPAN+AD4AJg-nbsp+ADsAPA-/DIV+AD4- +ADw-DIV+AD4AJg-nbsp+ADsAPA-/DIV+AD4- +ADw-DIV+AD4AJg-nbsp+ADsAPA-/DIV+AD4APA-/BLOCKQUOTE+AD4APA-/BODY+AD4APA-/HTML+AD4-