File spoon-archives/bourdieu.archive/bourdieu_2004/bourdieu.0411, message 28


Subject: Re: [BOU:] Home of Bourdieu
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 08:29:33 -0500 (EST)


> I think the reservations about Yahoo have to do with advertising and the
> occasional infiltration of its lists by spammers.  I'm on a couple of Yahoo
> lists and this can be annoying to the point of unsubscribing.  Having said
> that, I can't suggest any alternative other than using a university server.

I find it truly fascinating how on none of the lists we are closing did any
of the subscribers just go out to do a Web search, find a hosting service, 
and take it upon hirself to move the list to such a service.  There are
a number of such services around.  Some are political collectives and host
lists for free, others charge for it (you could rehost the Bourdieu list for
under $20/month).  The explanation cannot possibly be that on a list with
more than a hundred people, nobody knows how to do a Google search, or
nobody can spare $20/month to save a list they supposedly value (not to 
mention that you could get 4 people together, each only chipping in $5).  But 
instead of just taking some action like this, everybody just sits there either 
discussing how they do or do not like Yahoo, or pining for someone with a 
University server to come and rescue them.  Why?  I am seriously asking.
Do you have some ethical precept that says mailing lists should be run for 
free?  Are you just lazy?


-m
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