As you've probably realized, this site has a built-in discussion forum (or "discussion group", referred to as "the DG"), where members can post messages in a "threaded" discussion, and others can reply to them, etc.
What you may not have realized is that the site also has a mailing list attached to it, with exactly the same messages flowing back and forth as are in the forum. Post a message in the web DG, and that message is automatically sent to the mailing list. Reply to a message from the mailing list, and it's automatically added as a reply in the Web DG.
If nothing else, the mailing list is a good way to keep up with the new stuff on [tw] without having to remember to check it in your browser. Every time I post a message, you'll receive it in email. That usually means one or two messages per day, but sometimes it's more if others post messages, too (which I encourage).
It's cool, and it lets everybody do things their own way. If you really want to follow along with the site, then email's the way to go.
That's an easy question to answer! Look around on this site. Look through the archives of the DG, and you'll see that we've discussed politics, restaurants, content management systems, peace, and lots of other stuff. Pretty much anything is fair game.
Please don't forget that this is my personal site, and if I need to shut a discussion down, I reserve the right to do so. In four (plus) years, I've only had to do this once.
Really, though, there hasn't been that much discussion. Occasionally I mention something that sparks a little flurry of activity, but those are rare and die down quickly. Most people just subscribe to the list to read, not to write, and that's fine too.
There are two ways to do it.
Well, I hate to see anybody leave, but if you really want to unsubscribe there are two ways to do it:
Go to the email preferences page, click the "No" button for the "Subscribe" preference, then click the "Save Changes" button.
Unfortunately, in order to reach that page you'll have to remember your username and password. If you can't, then you'll have to use the first option.
Page last updated: 3/21/2005
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