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Title: A moment of silence, please...
Post by: Geri O'Neil on April 16, 2004, 12:02:58 am
A moment of silence, please, for the old place. One must admit that it has served us pretty well over the years. Long live the Live Audio Board! yada, yada...

Geri O
(Wanted to post this at the old place, but missed the cut-off. Oh, well..)
Title: Re: A moment of silence, please...
Post by: Marty Bilecki on April 16, 2004, 12:22:02 am
ditto    marty b
Title: Re: A moment of silence, please...
Post by: Mark Flemmons on April 16, 2004, 12:41:10 am
Same Here....i will miss it, but i think i can get used to the new digs. Gonna take a while though. Cool
Title: Re: A moment of silence, please...
Post by: David Bedrack on April 16, 2004, 03:15:33 am
Was thinking about the same thing.

In the last few years I had to "readjust" to many new technologies, working procedures, new tasks and challenges, and the list will go on for kilometers. Nothing  bad happened and I learned how to live and get the best out of those frightening new things. Life is easier? no, but I got more efficient with about the same effort. I don't remember feeling my eyes wet on gone technologies or equipment.

A New LAB? Not even near to THE end of the world.Just a new thing we'll have to learn how to use and get the best out of it. Hey, our wet dreams are about new things after all.

And good to see Dave's back on the controls.

All the best


David B.

Tonite a karaoke thing- GRRRRR. I'd LOVE to see this thing forgotten for ever.
Title: Re: A moment of silence, please...
Post by: Bruce Gering on April 16, 2004, 06:59:20 am
 Mad I HATE karoke night!
Title: Re: A moment of silence, please...
Post by: Jon Halverson on April 16, 2004, 07:02:36 pm
The LAB is dead. Long live the LAB.  As they say...

jon
Title: Re: A moment of silence, please...
Post by: John T. Cotton on April 16, 2004, 11:17:23 pm
Gee...and I was still missing the Listserv.  Does anyone remember the listserv...? Smile
JTC
Title: Re: A moment of silence, please...
Post by: Ray Abbitt on April 16, 2004, 11:54:09 pm
You mean once upon a time there was a listserver? Before my time (on this forum). But to tell you the truth, I'm still on a couple of very active lists, and unless I am missing something about how this works, they are a lot easier to keep up with.
Title: Re: A moment of silence, please...
Post by: Michael Prasuhn on April 17, 2004, 12:11:26 am
rabbitt wrote on Fri, 16 April 2004 21:54

You mean once upon a time there was a listserver? Before my time (on this forum). But to tell you the truth, I'm still on a couple of very active lists, and unless I am missing something about how this works, they are a lot easier to keep up with.


I love mailing lists personally, however I don't think I would want to see every post on the LAB come through my mailbox. Mailing lists don't scale well, and have their problems that webboards do address. Many boards out there, including this one, although I haven't tried this feature out yet, include options to mail you messages, or alert you to new messages.

Personally, I think it is possible, and I would be very impressed if someone could write a fully functional webboard/mailing list software package, that would function wholly as one or the other to the user, but both carried simultaneous, identical content. Maybe this exists, but I don't know that I would even use the mailing list portion for a group such as this.

-Mikey P
Title: Re: A moment of silence, please...
Post by: Ray Abbitt on April 17, 2004, 01:31:33 am
Mikey P wrote on Sat, 17 April 2004 05:11


I love mailing lists personally, however I don't think I would want to see every post on the LAB come through my mailbox. Mailing lists don't scale well, and have their problems that webboards do address. Many boards out there, including this one, although I haven't tried this feature out yet, include options to mail you messages, or alert you to new messages.

Actually, unless I am doing something very wrong, I don't think this webboard is going to scale too well. As far as having all of the posts come through my mailbox, I have the luxury(?) of running my own mail server and using whatever client I want to and with the help of procmail I manage to sort about 1000 messages a day into different folders (including killing what I don't want to see) and usually read them with pine so that I can cruise through them with 2 keys. And yes, 95% of that traffic comes from about three mailing lists.
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Personally, I think it is possible, and I would be very impressed if someone could write a fully functional webboard/mailing list software package, that would function wholly as one or the other to the user, but both carried simultaneous, identical content. Maybe this exists, but I don't know that I would even use the mailing list portion for a group such as this.

I'm sure that somebody does. It's kind of funny, but Yahoo Groups come pretty close to managing this--the only real lack being no real threading. I participate in a number of Yahoo Groups without ever going to the web page--yet a lot of other members aren't even really aware that they can access them any way but the web page.
Title: Re: A moment of silence, please...
Post by: Dave Stevens on April 17, 2004, 02:02:49 am
Mikey P wrote on Fri, 16 April 2004 21:11



Personally, I think it is possible, and I would be very impressed if someone could write a fully functional webboard/mailing list software package, that would function wholly as one or the other to the user, but both carried simultaneous, identical content.


FUD will do exactly that and also has hooks for NNTP so it could be  propagated as a newsgroup.  It also has the ability to syndicate the content via RSS.

There are no plans to use the mailing list or newsgroup functionality.

Dave
Title: Re: A moment of silence, please...
Post by: Karl P(eterson) on April 17, 2004, 02:09:19 am
Well, assuming that they have ample size machine(s) running the front end and the database, it should scale very well.

Karl "SELECT * FROM fud2_" P
Title: Re: A moment of silence, please...
Post by: Andy Peters on April 17, 2004, 03:49:23 pm
rabbitt wrote on Fri, 16 April 2004 20:54

You mean once upon a time there was a listserver? Before my time (on this forum). But to tell you the truth, I'm still on a couple of very active lists, and unless I am missing something about how this works, they are a lot easier to keep up with.


Well, there was a live-audio listserv, plus a lot of us are refugees from the old CompuServ LiveAudio! forum.  I was never on the listserv, but I vaguely remember Dave Stevens announcing on the CS forum that he was starting www.live-audio.com because CompuServ was bought by AOL and going to shit.

I would imagine that this carbon-dates some of us pretty well, eh?

--a
Title: Re: A moment of silence, please...
Post by: Dave Stevens on April 17, 2004, 03:57:51 pm
The list was started to be more accesable to people.  CIS was expensive and I thought that by putting it on the newly commercial Internet would open it up.  IIRC, AOL didn't buy CIS until a couple years after the original live-audio_Board came online.

Dave
Title: Re: A moment of silence, please...
Post by: Pablomago on April 18, 2004, 11:01:47 am
Just taking some time to check out the new digs. The old board served us well for many years. My only problem with the new board is the small font size with my geezer eyes. I like the ease of getting around.
A raised glass to the LAB (old and new)!
Title: Re: A moment of silence, please...
Post by: Scott Raymond on April 18, 2004, 11:50:53 am
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  My only problem with the new board is the small font size with my geezer eyes. I like the ease of getting around.



Check this post and possible fix!

Font Size
Title: Re: A moment of silence, please...
Post by: Phil Ouellette on April 18, 2004, 09:14:03 pm
Pablomago wrote on Sun, 18 April 2004 11:01

Just taking some time to check out the new digs. The old board served us well for many years. My only problem with the new board is the small font size with my geezer eyes. I like the ease of getting around.
A raised glass to the LAB (old and new)!


I had the same problem.  Check out this post.  It absolutely fixed the problem for me.

http://srforums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/m/320/206/b3dbfd88 520f8d364fc96282f773615c/?SQ=9da7715684527cf63ea3432a2e70063 9#msg_320

Phil