I like the format as is.
I would just like to see technical subject matter segregated from “off-topic”
D. Matthew Stuart, P.E., S.E., F.ASCE, SECB
Senior Project Manager
Schoor DePalma Engineers and Consultants
200 State Highway Nine
Manalapan, NJ 07726
732-577-9000 (Ext. 1283)
December 06, 2006 11:50 AM
Subject: informal survey of
a long absence from this listserver in an attempt to reduce the flood of email
that I get every day (futile, by the way), I have rejoined the server with the
basic purpose to ask you all some questions about this service.
the sponsor of this listserver, is in the process of revamping our web pages.
As a part of this, it is likely that they will restructure both the hardware
and software aspects of the servers, including the maintenance of the servers. Since
the listserver is, at least in terms of bandwidth use, a large part of our
server, and also since the listserver has largely been unchanged since it's
original introduction, it seems appropriate to study if there might be better
technologies that we might introduce to improve this service.
do not pretend to be an expert in this stuff, in fact I am quite the opposite. I
have done some looking around and it seems that format options are (a) the
email messaging system that we now use, (b) something called "blogs"
that I don't know much about, and (c) a message board format that many
organizations use. An example of an engineering message board can be
found at www.eng-tips.com, which seems to have a nice organization but does not
seem to promote responses to questions as much as our current system. Also,
it seems a bit too broad in the range of topics that it covers.
I guess what I'm asking is, do you the users want to see any changes made in
how this server operates, and if so, what?
Martin W. Johnson, S.E., SECB