Les Schaffer proposal

Xenon Zi-Neng Yuan wenhuadageming at comcast.net
Mon Jul 28 17:30:18 MDT 2003

keeping track of threads is my main issue - when the subject line gets
changed by an author my email client will have a tough time keeping a
thread together (if at all).  the online web archives usually do an
acceptable job "staircasing" things, although posts still go astray quite
often.  that factor would put me in favor of a message board system, but
dunno if such an advantage outweighs other considerations in such a transition.


At 03:18 PM 7/28/2003 -0400, Les Schaffer wrote:
>Juaid Alam: is correct that we would prefer to not have a one-page
>does all system, as we would prefer to use the Unix method of wiring
>existing pieces of the puzzle together ourselves for robustness and
>customization purposes. A move to Hans' server (likely happening this
>fall) would give us even greater flexibility to make this happen.
>Eli: re/ his suggestion on Listserv: Listserv software is not
>available at Lou's current list provider. and Hans' machine would give
>us Mailman, which we feel is even better than Listserv in many
>ways. however, i do not know if Mailman has built-in web-based mail
>composition. but it would be easy for me to add this on, which is one
>of my ideas.
>other functions a web based composition system would offer:
>   -- reformatting of staircase messages
>   -- stripping of attachments (no viruses!)
>   -- stripping html or converting it to plain text
>   -- ???
>les schaffer

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