RE: ghost town

Subject: RE: ghost town
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:22:14 -0500

I meant mortal humans. :-)

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Lauriston
Sent: February-13-14 3:07 PM
To: TECHWR-L Writing
Subject: Re: ghost town

Google and Yahoo have lists with web interfaces, but they get the ad revenue.

On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 12:01 PM, McLauchlan, Kevin <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:
> Maybe the list admin can give us an update on the struggle to [re-]integrate the list with the forum - and get the list mentioned on the site, with some links to join - in the weekly round-up.
>
> Has anybody else, on another site or blog, managed to get a forum and a mailing list to integrate smoothly?
>
> Or do our beloved list owners have all the arrows in their butts (from being pioneers)?
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael McCallister
> Sent: February-13-14 11:39 AM
> To: TECHWR-L (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)
> Cc: Connie Giordano
> Subject: Re: ghost town
>
> Folks,
>
> For Hannah's benefit, the Forum is still alive (though not integrated
> with this list): http://community.techwhirl.com
>
> David: I think I still have Peter Kent's book; it was helpful when I got started.
>
> On Google: When your search results come up, over in the upper right corner of the page, you'll see a pair of icons. The default setting is the little head-and-shoulders icon indicating personalized results. Click the globe next to it, and you'll see what you used to see. In a search for technical writing (no quotes), the Top 5 results were the same for me: Two Wikipedia articles, the Bureau of Labor Statistics article, Techwhirl's "What is Technical Writing?" page (which I think Connie wrote), and a PDF for MIT's Basics of Technical Writing, Part 1.
>
> Now if you click on that link to TechWhirl, you wouldn't know that there's a mailing list associated with the site. You would know there's a forum, because it's in the navigation. Perhaps that's a hint as to "where the youth are." Similarly, there's no "Subscribe to TechWr-L" button. There's a link to the archives, but ... perhaps there's a conclusion to be drawn, but I won't go there.
>
> This is a discussion worth having, BTW.
>
>
> *Michael McCallister*
> ProTek Writing Services


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References:
ghost town: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: ghost town: From: Brian.Henderson
RE: ghost town: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: ghost town: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: ghost town: From: Milan Davidović
Re: ghost town: From: David Renn
Re: ghost town: From: Michael McCallister
RE: ghost town: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: ghost town: From: Robert Lauriston

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