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Mark,
Now I am looking off wistfully in the middle of the day contemplating an assortment of beers from obscure breweries all over the world. 

Regards, Harold Sprague
 

Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 22:40:31 -0700
From: markajohn(--nospam--at)yahoo.com
Subject: Re: Important Message: SEAINT Continues on LinkedIn SEAOSC group
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org

If there are 200,000 posts in the Archive and the average size is 10.5KB (as is the case for the last few), then that would take about 2.1 Gigs, i.e. the size of a small memory stick.  It would just take an IT guy to port it over to a server.

Also, I think a Google group is a good idea.  I find Linkedin cumbersome to use.  (since I haven't taken the time to learn how to navigate Linkedin).  I talked to the moderator of a Yahoo group who says he has some assistant moderators to help him and that the whole thing basically runs itself.  The format is emails,very similar to what we do now.  I'm sure Google groups are similar. 

He said he had to remove one abusive member from the list one time but that didn't take any time to do.  Like, what if someone paid Harold off in beers and he became drunk and abusive and had to be removed. 

Regards to all,
Mark Johnson PE



--- On Mon, 5/28/12, h.d.richardson <h.d.richardson(--nospam--at)telus.net> wrote:

From: h.d.richardson <h.d.richardson(--nospam--at)telus.net>
Subject: Re: Important Message: SEAINT Continues on LinkedIn SEAOSC group
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Date: Monday, May 28, 2012, 9:19 AM

Fellow engineers,
 
        David Cohen's last message came in left justified so I'm restarting rather than posting over his last message.
 
        I have put the problem to my son, David, who is computer technology specialist.  His first thought, based on my rough count that there are some 200,000 postings in the archive, was that this was a site that could be handled on a personal computer.  It would help him to understand the problem if he new the cause for the termination of the service.  Any related information you could send (privately, if you prefer) would be helpful.
 
        I have also approached a company that I think may be interested in providing some financial assistance.  I did this on the weekend and it's only Monday so no response as yet.
 
        I like the format as it has been up till now.  I would even offer to act as host until a more permanent solution could be reached; but I need to know what I'd be letting myself in for.
 
        I will keep you posted if I learn anything more.
 
Regards,
 
H. Daryl Richardson