[amsat-bb] Re: Hopefully - Some ITAR Clarifications.

Samudra Haque samudra.haque at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 15:31:44 PDT 2009

With a forum, you can unclutter your mailbox, and also the forum
system can always tag messages according to a timeline/subject/thread
whatsoever, so if you are really busy (are we not all busy ... its a
hobby of course) then just wait to log on, and then when you do, the
system can show you (if desired) all of the unread messages in the
various topics you are subscribed to (Think: USENET Newsgroup style
focus) unless you wish to say "catchup" and then all is marked as

In your current system of receiving messages from the "amsat-bb"
mailing list, unless you have a very large mailbox and never delete
your message pool, you are (we are..) all keeping separate message
copies for each and every reply, instead of just the delta's for each
message kept on a server somewhere. This method is not only bandwidth
inefficient, it also means YOU the user are responsible for tracking
your threads and keeping up to date. Would you not wish to lessen your
burden just a little bit by having the system keep track of where you
are in your hobby ?

If you like, the forum can also mail all relevant postings to you as
regular SMTP mail, so if you don't like the forum, that's ok too.

-samudra N3RDX

On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 6:06 PM, Tony Langdon <vk3jed at gmail.com> wrote:
> At 08:37 AM 10/27/2009, Samudra Haque wrote:
>> Yes, I usually take care to divide my correspondence amongst the
>> particular groups I am working with, and this is also the basis in
>> which I recently proposed moving to (a) moderated forum (such as
>> phpBB) or (b) sub-dividing the amsat-bb list into amsat-engineering
> If AMSAT goes to a forum, I'm out of here, I can't cope with the volume of
> messages on a forum, much easier in email.  Email lists can be moderated
> too, but the separation might be a good way to simplify ITAR compliance.
> 73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL
> http://vkradio.com

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