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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: BBS or Digest


Thread: BBS or Digest

Message: BBS or Digest

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From: "Dr. Guenther Eichhorn" <gei at>

Date: Mon, 26 May 1997 22:34:59 UTC



Both a BBS and a digets are feasible.  The email exploder syste
that our institute uses (Majordomo) has a digest feature.  If I
can find the right host for the exploder, I can use that
software and include the digest feature.  I have that for
instance for the SSA exploder that I manage.  There are quite a
few people that make use of it.

I don't have BBS software available.  If somebody can point me
to public domain BBS software that I can run on my HP
workstation, and if there is really enough interest. I would
look into implementing it.

However, I am afraid if we use too many different media, things
get too diffuse and it becomes too difficult to watch all of
them.  Right now with the exploder and rec.aviation.aerobatics
we have a good mix.  Adding a BBS would add another place that
you'll have to watch.  I think that a digest added to the
exploder would be the best solution, since both the digest and
the regular exploder get the same messages.

Dr. Guenther Eichhorn          | gei at
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, MA
CPL,ASMELS,IA,Glider,CFI       | Pitts S-2A: N1GE
DC-3 type rating               | Flying is the Pitts

------ Original Message ------

In message <199705261758.KAA24546 at Prosit.Stanford.EDU>, Stanley Peters writes:
>Damon Wack wrote:
>> You know, I have never really been enamored with the format of a mass
>> mailer, I would rather see a bulliten board 'a la' Compuserve where folks
>> could just download the messages they wanted to read, thus defusing many of
>> the complaints about censorship or non-topic related posts, or having your
>> mailbox fill up when out of town.  What do you all think?   I know we have
>> a newsgroup area, but a simple bulliten board would be nice, perhaps on the
>> IAC homepage.  Easy to reach, and you could find out all sorts of contest
>> news at the same time as checking posts.  Guenther, is this feasable?
>Actually, I'd much prefer an e-mail list from which a digest of
>messages is sent out once a day, rather than the present arrangement
>under which we receive many individual messages separately each day.
>If this doesn't sound familiar and you're interested in seeing what
>I'm talking about, send a message to
>	hang-gliding-d-request at
>and subscribe to the Hang Gliding Digest (for just a day or two, if
>you're not actually interested in hang/paragliding).  In my two
>opinion, the 24-hour delay this introduces in repartee is almost
>entirely a gain.
>Stanley Peters


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