locked Re: Answers to question re my "eGroups" suggestion; thanks for all your helpful replies. #suggestion

John Wirtz SF

In defence of Steve!


I think the chosen few who are consistently contributing to this site with very few real answers to problems raised were particularly heavy handed in their rejection of a member’s suggestion of a possible name change.  No discussion, just rejection!  He’s posted a humble explanation of where he is coming from and it still prompted a reactionary reply from Duane.


Calm down folks and use this platform to report technical problems and then allow the person who knows the answer to come back.  That would be far more useful to us then all the one liners that don’t contribute to the technical problem being considered.


I was similarly lambasted for suggesting that group privacy is protected if one insists on knowing the identity of those who wish to join groups.  I ask for their full names and I don’t think one has refused.

So, Steve as far as I am concerned, the only person who was entitle and qualified to answer was the site owner.  I believe he has now done so.


Back in your boxes, be useful or be gone…


John Wirtz




From: main@beta.groups.io <main@beta.groups.io> On Behalf Of Duane
Sent: 26 January 2022 19:23
To: main@beta.groups.io
Subject: Re: [beta] Answers to question re my "eGroups" suggestion; thanks for all your helpful replies.


On Wed, Jan 26, 2022 at 01:01 PM, Steven M wrote:

4. I full realize that this website BEGAN as "eGroups." So that is exactly why I suggested that name. it is already rightfully ours!!!

THIS website began as Groups.io in 2014.  I'm sure that when eGroups was sold, the name went with it.  The problem now would be finding out if it's still "owned" and by whom.  Really makes no difference since Mark has said the site name won't change, but should be stated correctly.

6. I absolutely applaud Mark Fletcher, the entire team of technicians

That may be a bit redundant.  Other than Nina for documentation (who's doing a great job!), I believe Mark is still the entire Groups.io staff.

I still remain hopeful that maybe, perhaps, we could simply add the word "eGroups" to the search terms here?

In effect, you just did.  If you search the web for eGroups, it will be found anyplace it occurs that the search engines can access, such as this group.  Unfortunately, it may be #633,000 on the list, so not really helpful.


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