[TRLog] TR Mailing List Users

Jimmy Weierich kg2au@stny.rr.com
Tue, 13 Aug 2002 17:14:50 -0400

Yahoo recently did two surveys of list masters and members in regards 
to what would be the most acceptable means of charging for the mail 
list services.



On 8/13/2002 Gil Baron wrote:

>I see that the owner of this list has no intention of changing to yahoo.
>That is his decision and his right. I do not agree but that is up to him.
>I do say that all the talk about the difficulty with yahoo though is just
>that, talk.
>Yes there is no easy contact (they do have a tech support form and they do
>answer it) , there is no way to stop spammers ( not on another list either
>without manual intervention and you can do that on yahoo groups).
>So, it comes down to NIH and NOT HAM , well that is great if the sites
>survive but if the traffic gets to heavy they will not survive, especially
>if too many competing sites that are HAM come on line.
>None of these guys have anything close to the resources of YAHOO. I
>congratulate them and in some cases support with my contributions, but I
>have little hope for their long term survival, as is being proven by the
>desperate calls for support form qsl.net, eham.net and so on.
>I belong to 15 yahoo ham radio groups and 10 other groups and have no
>problems . They are fast and they are reliable SO FAR at least. :-)

Jimmy Weierich, K2LV,   ex KG2AU       <kg2au@stny.rr.com>
Vestal, NY  USA           FN12xa