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Topic 6 of 100: we need hosts to be a great community

Mon, Dec 9, 1996 (22:44) | Paul Terry Walhus (terry)
We need host(esse)s ... it's one thing to provide a free, public forum like the
Spring and it's another thing for it to really take off. The austen conference
has taken off because it has a great host in Amy. We need more Amy's. We need
for some folks to step up and take charge of some of our conferences. Folks who
really care about seeing these topics flourish like Amy does with Jane Austen.

Who will step up to the plate?

179 responses total.

 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 1 of 179: mike mashburn  (mqube) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (09:16) * 1 lines 
 
So what conf's. do you want folks to host; existing ones or new ones we dream up? And how much does it pay? :-)


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 2 of 179: Paul Terry Walhus  (terry) * Fri, Dec 13, 1996 (16:39) * 3 lines 
 
Everything here except austen, media and food, which have hosts. Pay
depends on the amount of traffic and quality of comments you can bring in.
Most of our paying stuff is building websites for folks.


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 3 of 179: Harry Pike  (maddog) * Wed, Dec 18, 1996 (20:59) * 1 lines 
 
ummm, how about parenting or homeschooling? Those are the only things I know much about, except how to play in rock bands for 20+ years without dying or being killed...


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 4 of 179: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Dec 18, 1996 (22:55) * 3 lines 
 
I could start a parenting conference like we had on the old Spring.
It got a good bit of activity before. Would you be interested in
hostint a 'parenting' conference?


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 5 of 179: Harry Pike  (maddog) * Thu, Dec 19, 1996 (14:21) * 1 lines 
 
sure, but I am not sure exactly what hosting would entail. Can you fill me in a little?


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 6 of 179: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Dec 19, 1996 (21:01) * 2 lines 
 
Being a host would mainly mean checking in and keeping the flow of conversation going. And a super host
would go out and find other websites to add links to their conference.


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 7 of 179: Harry Pike  (maddog) * Fri, Dec 20, 1996 (13:55) * 1 lines 
 
ok, I guess I would like to give it a try....


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 8 of 179: so anyway...  (maddog) * Fri, Dec 20, 1996 (14:08) * 3 lines 
 
I would be willing to host a parenting conference as you inquired earlier. I will wait for you to set one up, then I will create a homeschool topic within. Is that cool, if not you tell me what you want instead - ok?

p.s. thanks for your response to my e-mail - glad it was not my software again that was keeping me out of here because I have had a bad week computer wise and was not ready to re-install everything (phew)


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 9 of 179: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Dec 20, 1996 (22:27) * 1 lines 
 
OK then, I'll set up 'parenting' this weekend.


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 10 of 179: drymartini  (drymartini) * Fri, Dec 27, 1996 (11:31) * 2 lines 
 
The danger of playing in rock bands isn't limited to dying or being killed. I learned this from playing jazz a while. What is more likely is impaired hearing, and going mad. Actually, going mad wouldn't be all that bad-- actually improves performance. But then they lock us up.
BTW, how did you arrive at your netname? I suppose you froth at the mouth when you brush your teeth; something harmless like that. But just in case, I'm gonna run my anti-virus (thorough check) on this system just as soon as I sign off.


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 11 of 179: martini  (drymartini) * Fri, Dec 27, 1996 (11:38) * 2 lines 
 
Precisely how do your hosts "find other websites to add links to their conference"?
Still not clear on the pay scale. Like when I asked this church what they could pay a tech consultant. In round numbers. Turns out I was right, except that it was just one number. But it was round...


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 12 of 179: Harry Pike  (maddog) * Mon, Dec 30, 1996 (07:46) * 2 lines 
 
well, (drymartini), my wife gave me that name long ago when we were kids. We used to drink a cheap wine called MD 20/20 (made by mogen david), but we just called it maddog. The maddog era was a short one, but the name stuck, I guess because I was always a bit of a rebel and a risk-taker, so the "mad" part was still appropriate. Yes, you do tend to get a bit deaf and mad in the rock venue, but never locked up so far...
...so, no need to run that virus program on my account. But what about that online name of yours? Are we to assume that you are nursing a drymartini while you defrag your hard drive? And what is your real name, if you don't mind my asking. Oh yes, and I asked earlier, what is your business. I only know that you are a musician(instruction and performance), a woman, and a PA resident. So how about some more dirt on you, come on, spill yer guts lady!


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 13 of 179: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Jan  4, 1997 (09:26) * 40 lines 
 
Current conferences with the number of topics:

apps 327
austen 121
yapp 41
sports 30
web 28
deeper 21
media 19
music 16
internet 15
radio 14
books 12
austin 12
food 10
projects 10
cultures 9
porch 8
windows 7
dpo 6
dsm 5
tv 5
movies 5
environment 5
community 5
poetry 5
travel 5
fitness 4
politics 4
politics 4
sex 4
newtest 3
computer 2
techbusiness 2
restaurants 1
austentest 1
lovelinks 0
art 0
parent 0



 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 14 of 179: KitchenManager  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Oct 25, 1997 (00:47) * 5 lines 
 
Hey, terry, can you make me a host in the
restaurant conference, also, or would that
be a conflict of interest?

WER


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 15 of 179: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Oct 25, 1997 (09:05) * 2 lines 
 
No, that would be very cool. Consider it done.



 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 16 of 179: KitchenManager  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Oct 25, 1997 (11:57) * 5 lines 
 
Okay. And if you ever need help typing in kid's
books, let me know and I can e-mail you the chapters
I've got done.

WER


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 17 of 179: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Oct 25, 1997 (12:00) * 7 lines 
 
Sure, email 'em or post 'em on your website. I'll be you set up
as host today sometime in restaurants.

What I need mostly is for folks to make realaudio recordings or casette
recordings that I can convert to realaudio.




 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 18 of 179: KitchenManager  (KitchenManager) * Sun, Oct 26, 1997 (00:21) * 4 lines 
 
Could probably arrange that also.
Guys or gals, and what stories?

WER


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 19 of 179: Paul Terry Walhus  (terry) * Sun, Oct 26, 1997 (09:05) * 2 lines 
 
Either or both. I'll have to do an inventory of
what stories need sounds.


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 20 of 179: KitchenManager  (KitchenManager) * Sun, Oct 26, 1997 (23:29) * 3 lines 
 
..........Ok, just keep me posted.

WER


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 21 of 179: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Oct 27, 1997 (08:44) * 2 lines 
 
Definitely, will do. How did the AOL configuration go?



 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 22 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sun, Apr  5, 1998 (01:23) * 4 lines 
 
so-so...need to set up a second isp for myself at home,
and let the wife use AOL and me use the REAL one...

Anyway, wanna turn the GenX conference over to me too, or no?


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 23 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, Apr  8, 1998 (22:57) * 3 lines 
 
And did I read the first topic in the news conf correctly?
Am I a cohost in there?!?!?
(if'n so, thanks for the compliment!)


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 24 of 179: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Apr  9, 1998 (10:13) * 5 lines 
 
Yeah, where do I need to set you up as host.

By the way, today or tomorrow we'll probably stop being spring.com and
the spring.net era begins fully. I've been tweaking the dns tables today.



 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 25 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Thu, Apr  9, 1998 (12:25) * 1 lines 
 
For now, far as I know, just news and genx...


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 26 of 179: Ray Lopez (ratthing) * Wed, Apr 29, 1998 (13:13) * 3 lines 
 

i would be interested in hosting the science and philosophg3~
philosophy confs, either or both would be fine!


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 27 of 179: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Apr 29, 1998 (13:14) * 3 lines 
 
Then both it is! I'll set you up as host in science and philosophy, or co
host in philosophy with americ azevido.



 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 28 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, Apr 29, 1998 (13:53) * 1 lines 
 
Now, what about me in genx and news...


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 29 of 179: Ray Lopez (ratthing) * Wed, Apr 29, 1998 (13:55) * 2 lines 
 

wow! thanks terry.


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 30 of 179: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Apr 29, 1998 (20:09) * 2 lines 
 
OK wer in genx and news. Here goes.



 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 31 of 179: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Apr 30, 1998 (15:39) * 1 lines 
 
Uh oh Ray! You're headed into the fray now!


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 32 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, May 20, 1998 (01:33) * 3 lines 
 
I guess, when you turn on my hostly powers
in genx and news, you probably ought to do
so in sex, also...


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 33 of 179: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, May 20, 1998 (15:31) * 1 lines 
 
guess who likes to be on top?!?!


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 34 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, May 20, 1998 (15:57) * 5 lines 
 
or, maybe you should make Stacey
hostess/mistress/dominatrix of the sex conf...

don't feel like guessing today, so just tell me,
who?


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 35 of 179: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Wed, May 20, 1998 (18:24) * 3 lines 
 
hey grumpy man...
sounds like maybe today you should just lie there then!
(whatsa matter you, hey?!?!)


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 36 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, May 20, 1998 (18:29) * 1 lines 
 
huh?


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 37 of 179: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Wed, May 20, 1998 (18:33) * 6 lines 
 
lookit us!!
online simeltaneously...
hmm... we could bring new meaning to 'simeltaneous orgasm' or mutual masturbation!
Actually, now that I think about it, we are far to late in the cyber game to have discovered either of those!

Howya been? and how do we talk real time?


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 38 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, May 20, 1998 (18:37) * 3 lines 
 
in re your last two questions:
same old, same old...call, move or visit would be my guess,
are you on at school or home?


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 39 of 179: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Wed, May 20, 1998 (18:39) * 2 lines 
 
at home on the 'slower than molasass in the wintertime' Earthlink connection.
(I hate Netscape!)


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 40 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, May 20, 1998 (18:44) * 3 lines 
 
you can try
http://venus.beseen.com/chat/rooms/f/3580/
if you want...it's my chat room


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 41 of 179: Wolf  (Wolf) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (21:26) * 1 lines 
 
ok, wer asked me if i wanted to host poetry. i said i was willing. is a hostess needed? (shall i make appetizers?)


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 42 of 179: Riette Walton  (riette) * Fri, Jul  3, 1998 (01:22) * 1 lines 
 
That's great - you'll make a great host! What will the appetizers consist of?


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 43 of 179: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Jul  3, 1998 (08:12) * 1 lines 
 
You'll get added as a poetry host, wolfie!


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 44 of 179: Wolf  (Wolf) * Fri, Jul  3, 1998 (10:42) * 3 lines 
 
cool beans! (please send instructions, isn't there, like, a manual on hosting?)

riette: strawberries and champagne, oh, and cherries, and, of course, some raw meat.....


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 45 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Jul  3, 1998 (14:11) * 2 lines 
 
first off, Wolf: you will need a new login name of wolf because Terry
didn't capitolize Wolf in the host list, or get him to go change that


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 46 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Jul  3, 1998 (14:25) * 2 lines 
 
as to the manual, it's at
http://www.armidalesoftware.com/docs/intro.html


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 47 of 179: Wolf  (Wolf) * Fri, Jul  3, 1998 (14:50) * 1 lines 
 
Terry? should be Wolf, dearie *thanks*


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 48 of 179: Wolf  (Wolf) * Fri, Jul  3, 1998 (14:54) * 1 lines 
 
ok, how come i'm not seeing it?


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 49 of 179: Wolf  (Wolf) * Fri, Jul  3, 1998 (15:00) * 1 lines 
 
wer, i went to the site and learned that i probably don't know what the heck i'm doing. what do i need to begin?


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 50 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Jul  3, 1998 (15:10) * 9 lines 
 
the right login name...
for example...in three confs I'm a host as wer,
in two others as KitchenManager, so I set-up a new login
as wer and only have the confs I'ma host in on my
hot list under that name...if you want to go that route, and only
login as wolf when you want to exercise your hostly powers,
the next time you're on, instead of logging in, go to
http://www.spring.net/
and join as wolf, you can even use the same password


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 51 of 179: Riette Walton  (riette) * Fri, Jul  3, 1998 (18:10) * 7 lines 
 
Can't you hold up something she'll understand better?

Like

http://www.sheep.drumstick/

Stupid joke, sit.


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 52 of 179: Wolf  (Wolf) * Fri, Jul  3, 1998 (21:25) * 6 lines 
 
HELP!!! (thanks for the thought, riette)....

where in the heck do i start? read the stuff at the website wer gave me (again)
but it doesn't help with where i add code to change anything? plus, i'm logged
in as usual but there's no kill switch or whatever (the thing i read about) and
as far as it's concerned, i'm really not the host....can anyone elaborate for me please?!?!


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 53 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (00:11) * 1 lines 
 
at the moment you have to be logged in as wolf not Wolf...


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 54 of 179: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (00:17) * 1 lines 
 
oh, silly me :)


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 55 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (00:19) * 1 lines 
 
de nada...


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 56 of 179: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (00:20) * 1 lines 
 
you read my latest mail right? am i, like, screwed up or what?


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 57 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (00:40) * 2 lines 
 
to which o' my addresses? nothing comes to mind
as being out of the ordinary...


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 58 of 179: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (00:42) * 2 lines 
 
aol.....nothin' urgent, just reiterated a fav topic (wonderin' if you had seen
it or were ignoring me!)


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 59 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (00:48) * 4 lines 
 
frown?
not ignoring you, just not sure how to respond, I guess...

what do you think, shouldn't Riette be host of the art conference?


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 60 of 179: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (00:51) * 6 lines 
 
never been there, but if she were host, yes, definately would go, maybe riette
could display some of her work? (that would be a yes)

(just be honest-email me)

gotta go, way way past this wolf's bedtime, g'night and hopefully no nightmares!


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 61 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (00:59) * 1 lines 
 
or, *gulp* nightstallions!


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 62 of 179: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (01:11) * 1 lines 
 
I never do anything unless somebody asks me so - I'm far too modest, as you all know.


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 63 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (01:15) * 5 lines 
 
and shy
and evasive
and meek
and demure
and...


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 64 of 179: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (01:18) * 1 lines 
 
innocent


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 65 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (01:19) * 1 lines 
 
oh, yeah, I almost forgot...


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 66 of 179: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (01:25) * 1 lines 
 
Just like you really.


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 67 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (01:27) * 1 lines 
 
Really?


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 68 of 179: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (01:29) * 1 lines 
 
About as really as teeth on a chicken!


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 69 of 179: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (09:56) * 4 lines 
 
you all will be glad to know i did not suffer from any nightmares or stallions!

riette, won't you be our art host? pleeeeeeeze???



 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 70 of 179: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (10:17) * 1 lines 
 
I'd luuuuuuuuuv to, Wolfie, but I can't figure it out. Have you managed to get yourself registered as host of poetry yet??


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 71 of 179: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (13:02) * 2 lines 
 
yes, but haven't been able to do anything with it. buuuutttt, with a little
help from my friends, i think i'll be ok. you can do it, riette!!


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 72 of 179: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (13:04) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks, Wolf, I'll try anyway.


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 73 of 179: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Jul  5, 1998 (05:56) * 1 lines 
 
Riette has been set up with hostly powers in 'art'.


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 74 of 179: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sun, Jul  5, 1998 (13:08) * 1 lines 
 
Thank you, Terry. Will you remain co-host? I'll do all the work if you can put it onto screen for me, or teach me how to do it. Deal?


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 75 of 179: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Jul  6, 1998 (09:50) * 2 lines 
 
Sure, deal.



 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 76 of 179: Riette Walton  (riette) * Mon, Jul  6, 1998 (12:36) * 1 lines 
 
Great!! How's your roomie?


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 77 of 179: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Jul  6, 1998 (12:57) * 4 lines 
 
She's fine. I got 5 new room mates at the new place. Pays the bills!
And they're all fine folks.




 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 78 of 179: Riette Walton  (riette) * Mon, Jul  6, 1998 (16:25) * 1 lines 
 
That sounds like alot of fun. So you take turns doing the cooking, and cleaning and all that?


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 79 of 179: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Jul  6, 1998 (19:30) * 14 lines 
 
Yeah, the group here is really fun. Everyone gets along and the place
stays real clean. Beth just cruised in from Houston. There's a couple,
Mark and Mercedes (she's from Honduras), Kristen is the most organized so
far. And Bill is a pretty cool guy, kind of shy.

Kristen's friend Jaylin is coming by to stay a couple of days, she's a 27
year old skydiver. And my son, Shey, just stayed for 10 days. Got to do
a lot of swimming and baseball watching, movie going, basketball playing,
etc. It's really a fun place, the pool has been a real great thing to
have with this hot summer. It's a big house with lots of rooms, just
like my place in Cedar Creek, so it makes life comfortable for a group of
folks like this.




 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 80 of 179: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Jul  7, 1998 (01:35) * 2 lines 
 
WOW, the good life!
We got our flat long before we even planned marriage. It was rather nice and big back then. Then I had a baby, and it became a little smaller, but hey, it was okay. Then I had another baby, and it became more of a little smaller - sigh. Now we have the little guinea pigs on top of that, and it's just bloody small!


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 81 of 179: Alexander Schuth  (aschuth) * Fri, Apr 16, 1999 (06:11) * 3 lines 
 
I still don't really know what to do as a host, besides posting stuff and creating new topics (which everybody else does, too, and I did before I was made a host).

We need to educate hosts to be a great community.


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 82 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Apr 16, 1999 (11:37) * 2 lines 
 
But to educate hosts, we need to have someone who knows what
they are doing...


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 83 of 179: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, Apr 16, 1999 (11:55) * 2 lines 
 
ahh...
looks like another topic to me.


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 84 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Apr 16, 1999 (11:59) * 2 lines 
 
well, Miss Multi-conference Hostess witha da Mostest
(and teaching experience to boot) why not go start one, hon?


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 85 of 179: Alexander Schuth  (aschuth) * Fri, Apr 16, 1999 (12:03) * 1 lines 
 
I second the motion.


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 86 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Apr 16, 1999 (12:07) * 1 lines 
 
and if you feel like giving me...


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 87 of 179: Alexander Schuth  (aschuth) * Fri, Apr 16, 1999 (13:25) * 5 lines 
 
...another, say, five bucks, we'll forget about the whole thing?

NO WAY!

I want to know, AND I want a host-kit, like all the other boyscout groups got!


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 88 of 179: Alexander Schuth  (aschuth) * Thu, May 20, 1999 (09:49) * 40 lines 
 
And I never got it.

Anyways, food for thought for you folks. Comments much appreciated:

Amateurs Lead Web Community-Building

( 5/13/99; 12:00 PM EST)
By Mo Krochmal, TechWeb

NEW YORK -- Howard Rheingold, who pinpointed virtual communities long before they became a gold mine for Internet business, said the best communities are being built by amateurs -- not businesses.

Rheingold, who, in 1993, wrote The Virtual Community: Homesteading at Electronic Frontier, said Thursday at the new-media conference here in New York, Edgewise 99, the Web is operating on false assumptions about community.

There are three "Cs" for success in the Internet business -- content, commerce, and community, Rheingold said. Companies such as GeoCities and Tripod have been built on providing a place for people of like minds to gather online around a business plan based on giving away websites.

"Offering free Web pages is not community," he said.

But, clearly, it is profitable. In January, portal site Yahoo acquired GeoCities for stock worth $4 billion. GeoCities provides free home pages to more than 3 million members and makes revenue by posting advertising on member sites. It's a business plan many others are emulating.

That is the wrong approach, said Rheingold. The projections about this type of online business are off by several orders of magnitude, he said.

Building a community is a cost of doing business, not a source of profit, he said. And, online businesses that want to build communities between their customers, their suppliers, and others should be prepared to listen and act, he said.

"You have to ask if you are prepared to reorganize your people and your resources in response to what people tell you [online]," Rheingold said. "If you don't respond, they will go away, and then you are turning away somebody who was a customer and wanted to participate in your business."

Rheingold said high-quality communication, a registration process, and trust are keys to online community, as well as a technology that engenders a free flow of conversation, not just a bulletin board.

Sometimes, community building has unintended repercussions, said Rheingold, citing America Online and its battle with the 10,000 volunteers who moderate its chat rooms and help newcomers. Several volunteers have filed complaints against AOL with the U.S. Department of Labor, saying they should be receiving pay and benefits.

"If they had just sent them a lousy T-shirt, they could still use them as slave labor," said Rheingold. "Now they have [angered] them, and they have a problem."

You have to pay people who know how to make a lively environment, he said, and then you encourage a community to police itself.

There is a future for including community in an enterprise, he said. "But it is not about 10 times return on an investment in three years," he said. "It will take a while to grow."

The online communities that are growing around people who share similar experiences such as AIDS or caring for a relative with Alzheimer's disease are building communities on a online bulletin board or a newgroup, he said.

"For those people, it's a lifeline, and it's a serious business," he said. "But it's amateurs -- and will continue that way."

1998 CMP Media, Inc.


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 Response 89 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Thu, May 20, 1999 (12:15) * 1 lines 
 
hmm...interesting...


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 Response 90 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Tue, Jul  6, 1999 (14:38) * 1 lines 
 
amateur...that would be me, yep...


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 Response 91 of 179: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jul 10, 1999 (19:24) * 2 lines 
 
and welcome Marcia as the hostess of the new geology, etcetera, conf...
http://www.spring.net/yapp-bin/restricted/browse/Geo/all


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 Response 92 of 179: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Sep 16, 1999 (09:46) * 6 lines 
 
Can we do kind of hosts roll call?

Would the hosts here mind telling everyone what conference(s) they host
and what's going on there?




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 Response 93 of 179: Ray Lopez (ratthing) * Thu, Sep 16, 1999 (13:26) * 4 lines 
 

i host science, which is a moribund conference, and philosophy, which is
showing signs of life.



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 Response 94 of 179: Alexander Schuth  (aschuth) * Thu, Sep 16, 1999 (14:38) * 7 lines 
 
I host MUSIC, which occasionally is lively lately, InternationalConflicts, which is kinda, hmh, laying around, waiting for worse to get better (traffic-wise, strictly traffic-wise) and ViridianCuria, which was created too late to meet the window of opportunity I saw for it...

I'll try revive this later this fall.

Meanwhile, I still haven't seen some useful infos on how to rig still so it looks cool (like GEO or FOOD). Admitted, I don't have a lot of time, at least I post regularly.

I started a bunch of topics in CULTURES, which occasionally are lively, too (like the VIOLENCE CULTURE topic, among others).


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 Response 95 of 179: Alexander Schuth  (aschuth) * Thu, Sep 16, 1999 (14:40) * 1 lines 
 
As to missing knowhow, I've given up in April trying to find out how to post pics. Running after folks asking everybody and getting no satisfying reply after weeks got me to abandon that.


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 Response 96 of 179: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Sep 16, 1999 (22:34) * 26 lines 
 
You use an img src tag which is a left angle bracket, then the words img
src then the equals sign the a quote then the url of the image (which you
get by right mouse clicking on it and getting properties) then another
quote and then a closing angle bracket. That's how in words. But do a
web search for img src and find a good website tutorial on it.


<p> <IMG
SRC="http://www.utoronto.ca/webdocs/HTMLdocs/NewHTML/image-examples.html/testicon.gif"
ALT="[Test image]"
ALIGN=LEFT> Here is some text related to the test image. <br>
It is not very interesting, but should show how the
text is wrapped around the image given the <br clear="left">
ALIGN=leftcalignment attribute. . Note how the element
<br clear="left"> clears the flow of text to fall after the image.

This is rendered:


[Test image]
Here is some text related to the test image.

It is not very interesting, but should show how the
text is wrapped around the image given
the ALIGN=left
alignment attribute.




ALIGN="right"



I hope the above works!


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 97 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Sep 16, 1999 (23:01) * 3 lines 
 
I host Geo which has lots of important brains lurking but none posting. There are the faithful who come to check what I have been doing and what is the state of our planet. I cover topics as diverse as jewels (both organic and inorganic), bioregions, storms and weather (very popular right now with the hurricanes menacing the East Coast), and my all time favorite, Vulcanism which deals with volcanoes world-wide as well as my home ones, Mauna Loa and Kilauea.
We also have topics on rock hounding and diagnostics so you can tell what you found out there on the ground. More stuff than that, though...come see!
http://www.spring.net/yapp-bin/restricted/browse/geo/all/


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 Response 98 of 179: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Sep 17, 1999 (08:46) * 4 lines 
 
Is there an unhosted conference that anyone wants to host. I hope Ree
tells us about her conferences. wer is on sabbatical from food and
restaurants, but they're still very happening places.



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 Response 99 of 179: Alexander Schuth  (aschuth) * Sat, Sep 18, 1999 (15:11) * 7 lines 
 
Thank you, Terry, and excuse me, everybody, for having been grouchy lately! Too much bovine activity here, lately, and sometimes, it's just too much bull to handle. (Especially if I'm confronted with bulls I can't personally tackle...)

Terry, does this mean, the pics have to be on a webserver somewhere before creating a link?

Do they have to be embedded in a webpage, whose address I give then?

Is there a default directory everybody puts the pics files to?


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 Response 100 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Sep 18, 1999 (15:32) * 1 lines 
 
Alexander, I have hard disk space at Spring if you want to send me pics. I will send you the URL of them and you can post them. They do have to be on a webserver before you can post them.


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 Response 101 of 179: Alexander Schuth  (aschuth) * Sat, Sep 18, 1999 (15:39) * 3 lines 
 
I got a user directory there, too. Thanks anyhow!

Is there a convention for a shared directory to put stuff in?


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 Response 102 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Sep 18, 1999 (16:23) * 1 lines 
 
It needs to be in the public directory of your space in order to be seen by the web. I do not know of any shared directory. My graphics are on my little space assigned to me when I became host of Geo.


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 Response 103 of 179: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Sep 20, 1999 (10:54) * 3 lines 
 
If you need a shared directory here, I'll give you an account on access.
Otherwise you can refernce graphics from any place on the web in your
tags. Just use the img src tagv which I explained the other day.


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 Response 104 of 179: Alexander Schuth  (aschuth) * Mon, Sep 20, 1999 (13:22) * 3 lines 
 
OK + thanks!

I got a directory there, somewhere...


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 105 of 179: infospryte  (infospryte) * Thu, Sep 30, 1999 (17:18) * 1 lines 
 
Does anyone think wer will care if I start hosting food and restaurants?


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 106 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Sep 30, 1999 (17:26) * 1 lines 
 
I think he would welcome the help! Sorry I forgot about Alexander's being host of ViricianCuria...


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 Response 107 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Sep 30, 1999 (17:28) * 1 lines 
 
Then, perhaps I could get some help in Geo???


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 Response 108 of 179: infospryte  (infospryte) * Thu, Sep 30, 1999 (17:29) * 1 lines 
 
Then, cfadm, if you will work your magic.


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 109 of 179: infospryte  (infospryte) * Thu, Sep 30, 1999 (17:31) * 1 lines 
 
How about if I promise to post info in Geo as I find it?


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 Response 110 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Sep 30, 1999 (17:32) * 1 lines 
 
Excellent! Thanks ...*happy smile*


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 Response 111 of 179: Conf admin  (cfadm) * Thu, Sep 30, 1999 (17:41) * 2 lines 
 
*poof*
You're a host now, infospryte.


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 112 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Sep 30, 1999 (17:46) * 1 lines 
 
(*eyes wide with amazement*...that's how it's done?!)


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 Response 113 of 179: Alexander  (aschuth) * Fri, Oct  1, 1999 (14:15) * 1 lines 
 
Yep, but works only when ole Conf Admin wears that pointy hat.


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 114 of 179: Alexander  (aschuth) * Fri, Oct  1, 1999 (14:17) * 1 lines 
 
If he doesn't, he'll wave that magic wand and *poof*, you're a fluffy bunny.


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 115 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Oct  1, 1999 (14:19) * 1 lines 
 
(checking...nope! Not yet!)


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 Response 116 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Oct  1, 1999 (14:21) * 1 lines 
 
Cfadm is especially fetching in that pointy hat...wonder from whence it came...or does it come with the job description? Probably!


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 Response 117 of 179: Alexander  (aschuth) * Fri, Oct  1, 1999 (14:38) * 1 lines 
 
If he doesn't, he'll wave that magic wand and *poof*, you're a fluffy bunny.


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 118 of 179: Alexander  (aschuth) * Fri, Oct  1, 1999 (14:39) * 1 lines 
 
Which, of course, was quite an improvement for me here!


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 Response 119 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Oct  1, 1999 (14:57) * 1 lines 
 
Really? I never pictured you as a fluffy bunny. March Hare, on occasion, as we all are, but not bunny (except inside where your heart is!)


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 120 of 179: Alexander  (aschuth) * Fri, Oct  1, 1999 (15:15) * 1 lines 
 
=:=}


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 Response 121 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Oct  1, 1999 (16:09) * 1 lines 
 
*lol* cute!


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 Response 122 of 179: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Oct  2, 1999 (02:06) * 3 lines 
 
GREAT that you're the new kitchen man around here, Infospryte!!

Alexander, you've got a fluffy bunny in your heart? How'd it get there??? Didya swallow it?


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 123 of 179: Alexander  (aschuth) * Sat, Oct  2, 1999 (14:18) * 1 lines 
 
Oh, you never noticed, huh? I *AM* a fluffy bunny with long, furry ears!


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 124 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Feb 17, 2000 (23:01) * 3 lines 
 
Oooh...How adorable. Do you like to be petted or do you bite?

This host would like to link Geo 27 to ParaSpring. Please! If I am to do it, will need to email me to remind me the link command. Thanks. Oh, and I will need a telnet account.


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 125 of 179:  (sprin5) * Fri, Feb 18, 2000 (07:16) * 1 lines 
 
OK will do!


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 Response 126 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Feb 18, 2000 (13:26) * 2 lines 
 
Oh, Thanks you SO very much. You have just made two ladies very happy *hugs*
*smile* *sigh*


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 Response 127 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Feb 18, 2000 (13:32) * 2 lines 
 
I just checked and we are linked. Thanks is not engough, but it must suffice.
We are most grateful...and then some...!


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 Response 128 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Feb 18, 2000 (23:23) * 1 lines 
 
That (Geomagnetics) has turned out to be a very active topic. It is about as close to the fringe as I get in Geo, but it is fascinating. Anyone care to join me?


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 129 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Feb 18, 2000 (23:28) * 1 lines 
 
New shuttle pictures of Hawaii finally downloaded. Check Cartography.


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 Response 130 of 179: Paul Terry Walhus  (terry) * Tue, Feb 22, 2000 (09:35) * 1 lines 
 
What's geomagnetics?


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 Response 131 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Feb 22, 2000 (14:41) * 2 lines 
 
Invisible magnetic lines on the earth (I should post the NASA shot of that) which direct everything from a compass when you hike to birds when they migrate.
I needed a title which went with the rest in the conference so I used geomagnetics. Dowsers use it to discover water...sacred geometry and Feng Shui use it, as well. Pop in and take a look! The Archaeology is going great too - and I have a really great gal pal from Boston logged in and posting. She's the one who works for Lucent Technologies... Geo is a happening place. Y'all come!


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 Response 132 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Mar 21, 2000 (19:58) * 5 lines 
 
Guess no one did. I will make the request for a CRAFTS conference with Wolf and me as hosts, please?!

And, Please link Collecting 59 to the Sports conference.

I hate the feeling that no one is here running the joint but those of us creeping around with limited access and even more limited knowledge. Makes me feel insecure...*sigh*


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 133 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Mar 21, 2000 (20:04) * 1 lines 
 
Looks like I explained Terry's question on Geomagentism everywhere but where he asked the question. I guess I should not post it again lest I clog the arteries of the limited bandwidth and have Terry out on the Freeway begging for more...


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 134 of 179:  (sprin5) * Wed, Mar 22, 2000 (05:38) * 1 lines 
 
Yep, I've been pretty busy on the homefront. I tried calling you on http://www.dialpad.com last night but your phone just rang and rang. This is one cool program, if I could get it to work we could all communicate with each other by phone.


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 135 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Mar 22, 2000 (10:57) * 2 lines 
 
Terry...I know you (or someone called and called and called some more but our readout said "unknown Number" so I figured it was someone from the Mainland. But, after persistent saying "hello" all I could hear was empty air on an open circuit. If that happens again I will shout louder and hope I can hear you!
I am delighted that you got through to me but sad that I thought you were just some weirdo getting jollies listening to my voice. Now I know differently...


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 Response 136 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Mar 22, 2000 (12:48) * 1 lines 
 
OK...I have signed up and logged into Dialpad. Do you need to know my user name and can I use the same phone line while I am connected to the internet on it? If so, I have to give you another number. Will post them in Inner conference.


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 Response 137 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Mar 22, 2000 (12:48) * 0 lines 
 


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 Response 138 of 179:  (sprin5) * Thu, Mar 23, 2000 (04:44) * 1 lines 
 
For some reason, my calls are connecting but I'm not hearing anyone at the other end. I'll try it on a different computer tomorrow.


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 Response 139 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar 23, 2000 (11:45) * 3 lines 
 
Terry, we need to coordinate what time you call. Last evening we were out for dinner and when we got back around 8pm you had called manytimes (We leave the answering machine on when we are away.) By the time it occurred to me it might be you calling, I sat in the office waiting from 8:30-9:30pm (that is12:30-1:20AM your time) but it was just after your last attempt, I am afraid.
I will be here all day as far as I know. Just remember we are 4 hours behind you. As I post this it is 7:45am Hawaiian Standard time.
Also, calling me after about 10PM your time is gonna cause trouble here until we get this figured out.


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 Response 140 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar 23, 2000 (15:04) * 1 lines 
 
Terry! I can hear you loud and clear!!!


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 Response 141 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar 23, 2000 (15:06) * 1 lines 
 
Still hearing you like you were next door...on the phone, of course!


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 Response 142 of 179:  (sprin5) * Thu, Mar 23, 2000 (15:07) * 2 lines 
 
But I can't hear you!
I'll try again.


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 Response 143 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar 23, 2000 (15:08) * 1 lines 
 
You are so loud that I am holding the phone away from my ear and I have a strong voice so you should have heard me.


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 Response 144 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar 23, 2000 (15:08) * 1 lines 
 
Wonder what is wrong...


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 Response 145 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar 23, 2000 (15:12) * 1 lines 
 
Gotta get rid of the proxy server somehow


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 146 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar 23, 2000 (15:12) * 1 lines 
 
Wenphone will not work with one, either...


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 Response 147 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar 23, 2000 (15:14) * 1 lines 
 
That's webphone, of course...! You are so clear and right in the room with your end. It is frustrating that I am not also in your room at that end.


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 Response 148 of 179:  (sprin5) * Thu, Mar 23, 2000 (15:14) * 3 lines 
 
Hmm, I'm not really using a proxy server, I'm using Microsoft ICS. I wonder if there's a trick to get it to work?

I'll try again with another computer.


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 Response 149 of 179:  (sprin5) * Thu, Mar 23, 2000 (15:15) * 1 lines 
 
Try calling me with dialpad and see if it works that way.


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 Response 150 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar 23, 2000 (15:16) * 1 lines 
 
Ok going to boot it and test it out - what number are you using today?


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 Response 151 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar 23, 2000 (15:18) * 1 lines 
 
That was just a big metallic howl you sent....No voice.


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 Response 152 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar 23, 2000 (15:24) * 2 lines 
 
Terry...Use me as a test....I wish it would work as much as you do!!!!
I can still hear you tantalizingly clearly and wish you could do the same with me...*sigh*


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 Response 153 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar 23, 2000 (15:25) * 1 lines 
 
You arwe NOT bothering me with all of these phone calls. It would be so great if we could get it to work!!! I need to know the number to call you to try from this end....


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 154 of 179:  (sprin5) * Thu, Mar 23, 2000 (15:34) * 1 lines 
 
I'm think I've fixed it. Here goes again.


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 155 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar 23, 2000 (15:37) * 1 lines 
 
I tried calling you using 512 302 4000 and it rang but was not answered. Are you there or at another number? I am still hearing you very well!


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 Response 156 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar 23, 2000 (15:39) * 1 lines 
 
Keep trying - I REALLY want you to hear me on this end!!!


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 Response 157 of 179:  (sprin5) * Thu, Mar 23, 2000 (15:41) * 1 lines 
 
I'm getting warmer, I downloaded an ICS configuration utility and this may make it work.


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 Response 158 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar 23, 2000 (15:42) * 1 lines 
 
Does Dialup have a tech staff to help figure out why I can hear you but you cannot hear me???


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 Response 159 of 179:  (sprin5) * Fri, Mar 24, 2000 (00:18) * 1 lines 
 
Nope but I figured it out, as you know. They have a great faq and I found out I needed a little third party ICS configuration tool to make it work. Now, to figure out how to cool down the echo . . .


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 Response 160 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Mar 24, 2000 (10:57) * 1 lines 
 
What they call Satellite echo over here is a little distracting and almost as loud as you were. Let me know how you did it when you find out. Still, it was so exciting to talk to someone live and in Texas. I was flying all day after we succeeded in making the-way contact. YeeHAW! (I learned that from the mean TCU fans last weekend!)


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 Response 161 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Mar 25, 2000 (13:34) * 1 lines 
 
Did someone with dialup call me at 5:45 am today? House male is most upset. I think it was someone else because our caller ID just said Unknown Name Unknown Number...whereas before at least I got the number so I could tell it was from Texas... We are 4 hours EARLIER than Texas! When the call was made here at 5:45AM it was 9:54AM in Austin.


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 Response 162 of 179: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Apr 30, 2000 (20:48) * 1 lines 
 
in case no one saw one of my posts awhile back, i'd like to be master gardener in our garden conference. thanks!


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 Response 163 of 179: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Apr 30, 2000 (20:49) * 1 lines 
 
oh yeah, and marcia and i would love to host a crafts conference.


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 Response 164 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, May  1, 2000 (00:42) * 1 lines 
 
and please add me to the hostly list on History


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 Response 165 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, May  2, 2000 (21:47) * 1 lines 
 
This host needs major help. When spring crashed it took my rc file with it. I, with Wolf's help, put the rc file back on and the Visto banner is ok, but my buttons do not show up but my amazon.com does not and I have all default stuff (which is fine but not right ...)


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 Response 166 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, May  2, 2000 (21:52) * 3 lines 
 
and why is my wallpaper yellow??? *sigh*

This mess is in GEO, btw, for those who do not go there....


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 Response 167 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, May  2, 2000 (22:04) * 1 lines 
 
okay...promise not to touch it in case you are working on it...but I did get the hr bars back. Thanks!


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 Response 168 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, May  2, 2000 (23:51) * 1 lines 
 
Thank you humbly and profoundly for helping me. I worked and worked for 4 solid hours on it and the rc file is complete and functioning. No inhouse applause, of course, but that is they way it always is. I have copied it to file so I shall not have to do this again the hard way...and if I had not had such a splendid and patient teacher in the first place, I would never have been able to do it. *deep bow* in recognition of his wisdom, and *Hugs* of appreciation.


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 Response 169 of 179: on the porch (sprin5) * Wed, May  3, 2000 (03:58) * 2 lines 
 
The Spring didn't crash, thre's one file called /tmp that occasionally fills up and it doesn't allow anything to be written to the disk. And I forgot to bring my cell phone in from the car last night, so your calls were ringing in an empty van. I apologize for not responding sooner. As soon as I got your message about 10:45 pm last night I knew it was that /tmp file.



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 Response 170 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, May  3, 2000 (11:52) * 1 lines 
 
If anyone can figure out how freezing the spring deleted my entire rc file, I would certainly appreciate knowing so I can prevent it happening again. Again, thank you to the magician who restored my conference to its glory!


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 Response 171 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, May  3, 2000 (12:16) * 2 lines 
 
(At the time it happened, I was just changing hex numbers for font color and was not changing anything in the structure of the commands. Could hitting the "change this file" at the moment of Spring's freeze-up have been the cause? Whatever it was, I now keep a copy printed out and on file so I can copy and paste it back to order as quickly as Spring unfreezes, shold it happen again!
Any suggestions would be most appreciated!


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 172 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, May  3, 2000 (14:47) * 1 lines 
 
Oooh! Check it out! Geo's new wallpaper is installed (I hope cfadm likes it too - more of a ballroom floor and less of a pastry board - and the infernal frames are all gone from my buttons. Now, whatever shall I do with myself?! Actually, I'd like a nice indigo or deep royal purple to by my xlink but I don't seem able to find one. Still looking! Let me know what you think of Geo now, if you please...!


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 Response 173 of 179: on the porch (sprin5) * Wed, May  3, 2000 (15:00) * 1 lines 
 
Great, looks like a rocky wall on my very poor monitor that I'm using now.


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 Response 174 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, May  3, 2000 (16:08) * 1 lines 
 
It used to be more drab...now it is a classier and more colorful marble - like an Impressionist's sunset sky.


 Topic 6 of 100 [porch]: we need hosts to be a great community
 Response 175 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, May  3, 2000 (16:11) * 1 lines 
 
Thank you for checking...Now, if only the Resident Genius who put the other one on likes it, as well...


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 Response 176 of 179: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Wed, May 10, 2000 (12:27) * 1 lines 
 
And hey... Resident Genius to whom I'm sure Miss M speaks... I'll be in town for a week... May 15-19... promise stop by to say howdy if you'll be around... lemme know


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 Response 177 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, May 10, 2000 (12:30) * 1 lines 
 
* s i g h *


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 Response 178 of 179: Phoenix  (Phoenix) * Thu, Mar 14, 2002 (16:46) * 1 lines 
 
test


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 Response 179 of 179: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar 14, 2002 (19:23) * 1 lines 
 
yes!

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