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[ADMIN] Future of ELCO - Please read!!

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Julian.
vBulletin is your best bet, it does have a 3rd party addin for mailing list
functionality and OK it costs money initially to get the licence but to
maintain it is relatively low cost.
I think in general vBulletin is the best one out there apart from maybe
Invision Power Board but that is more expensive I think - my understanding
is that IPB also has mailing list functionality.
If you could get an old copy of phpBB 2.X then this can work with an addin
called m2f which is a bridge to things like GNU Mailman.
Also Phorum has some inbuilt mailing list functionality however the forum
look and feel isn't great.
Anyway some possibilities and personally I think vBulletin is the way to go.
Cheers
Andy
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From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Julian Voelcker
Sent: 08 March 2010 16:21
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: Re: [ELCO] [ADMIN] Future of ELCO - Please read!!
Hi All,
Thanks for all the responses on and off list so far.
It looks like a merger will result in the loss of the ELCO 'brand' and
also with so many people wanting to stay with a mailing list my gut
reaction now is to step back from a merger.
I'm going to revist the software options for running a combined mailing
list/forum - this would be the best option for keeping ELCO alive and
keep everyone happy.
If any of you have some spare googling time to help find a suitable
platform, please let me know what you find. Lyris used to have a
suitable product years ago and it looks like there are a few others out
there.
If all else fails we could move over to something like Google Groups -
there is an archive up there already, but that doesn't provide the full
forum functionality.
Oh Jon, and if we went for forums I would be keen to insist on people
using real names - using these on a forum is not going to lead to
identity theft :)
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Julian Voelcker
0845 508 6863
Ledbury, Herefordshire. UK
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift and a few goodies.
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Hi Julian,
In another email you say we can still receive the list as a daily digest with
the Google Group, how will this affect members who don't use the digest
facility?
TTFN
Chas
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From: "Julian Voelcker" <[Email address removed]>
To: <[Email address removed]>
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 4:21 PM
Subject: Re: [ELCO] [ADMIN] Future of ELCO - Please read!!
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Hi Chas,
Google Groups will give you the same options as you have here as well as the
additional option of being able to read and respond to messages via the web.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
0845 508 6863
Ledbury, Herefordshire. UK
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift and a few goodies.
 
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