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[REBOL] Re: Google Group (was: Why not forget about AltMe)

From: SunandaDH:aol at: 7-Jan-2005 8:35

> And everyone on altme suggested a second web-list. Like the one on > for old ml. So google would index it. > And as you are the expert for such things.. would you? Would be great! :) > (Oh, seeing some other mails here suggesting it, hi all! :)
Following some altme messages and some private emails, we've got a nice Community collaborative exercise running here..... ** Andreas is checking with Google whether we can republish posts from their GoogleGroup (their TOS can be read optimistically, but are not completely clear). ** Volker has updated the GoogleGroups Join message to notify new members that their posts may be archived elsewhere on the web ** Volker is also looking at extracting posts from the GoogleGroup to feed them to an easy task given that GoogleGroups offer no POP-style API. ** If he can do that, I can add them to the Mailing List archive at using existing code (though it may need some strengthening for spam filtering -- GoogleGroups is a lot more vulnerable to sudden spamming than Ecartis is. I'm still thinking about that). In many ways, I hope this will be a trial run for whatever replaces the existing mailing list (if anything does -- it's not dead; it just developed a bug a month or two back). But, whether GoogleGroups becomes the main discussion forum, or it becomes an important secondary hangout, or we move to another technology altogether, we should end up with the ability to have a single integrated discussion forum archive at REBOLorg. And it's good to see the Community leaping into action in such an enthusiastic way, Sunanda.