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    Re: NavL archive
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2006 Apr 2, 00:27 +0100

    Robert asked-
    
    If the opportunity arrives to host the list elsewhere what features do you think we should have?
    What are the members of the list willing to pay (if anything) to set it up? Is any one willing to
    contribute time to help transfer the archive or whatever else is required. Does a copy of the
    archive exist in a form that we can use to set up a replacement? Dan has a web page now, in the best
    of all possible worlds should that be the opening page for the archive? We can have links to other
    pages of interest to us, who wants to maintain that?
    
    It's my understanding that this all exists because Dan set it up and it is his. I do not want to
    change that but I do want to look at some options and see if we as a group can help Dan move this to
    a better more robust server. Anybody have some thoughts on this?
    
    ======================
    
    I have a somewhat cynical attitude toward Change, in general. In my experience, Change, even for the
    best of motives, often ends up for the worse, not the better. The list has been rubbing along pretty
    well, under Dan, for many years now, and provides us with a valued playpen. We should be cautious
    about Change.
    
    Nevertheless, there are things that could improve, if someone could see the way forward to do it.
    One would be an archive that was self-contained, rather than one operated by a third party (useful
    and effective though that may be). Some messages go missing, for no reason that's understood. Does
    anyone see a way to fix that?  I would like to see postingscontact George Huxtable at
    george---.u-net.com
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK. sequentially numbered, as I have
    suggested before.
    
    This list has its highs and lows. Traffic goes up and dies down. Dan has shown he has sticking
    power, and guides us with a very light rein. That's exactly as it should be. I would hate to see
    someone show a burst of enthusiasm, and then lose interest.
    
    The way ahead, in my view, is for those that are savvy enough (which excludes me) to offer Dan all
    the help they can. Robert has shown the way, by contributing an attachment-gallery (which remains
    under-used, so far). Such incremental improvements, a step at a time, are what we need.
    
    By the way, I suggest that it would be helpful, from time to time, to remind the list about the
    existence of that attachment-gallery, and summarise how to post pictures and messages up to it, and
    how to read them back.
    
    George
    
    ===================
    
    contact George Huxtable at george---.u-net.com
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    
    
    

       
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