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Email filters can be used to block email threads. Just set it up to match
subject lines containing the string "[ARSCLIST] ARSC Facebook Group?". The
same method can be used to block specific people by matching the from line.

Having a presence on Facebook is okay, and probably necessary, as a
placeholder or redirect. Years ago AOL was the place to be...just look at
old Superbowl ads. Both are examples of walled gardens.

Like others have mentioned, many of us will not follow a discussion forum
that moves to Facebook. I do not recommend splitting the forum.

A key benefit of listservs is the freedom we have for how we receive,
review, and respond to the content. It comes to us in the email software of
our choice. It has low bandwidth requirements and minimal device
requirements.

As for multimedia content...a web forum with listserv gateway is one
possible solution. The video won't pass through, but text content certainly
can. Facebook doesn't offer that.

As for chat-type systems, Matrix/Riot IM, Slack, and Hipchat exist. Matrix
offers a federated system.

Haudy Kazemi



On Wed, Sep 12, 2018, 17:51 Charlie Dahan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Here is something i could do on Facebook that I cannot do here...block
> this thread. They asked to fill out a survey. Not flood people’s mailbox
> with this back and forth.
>
> Charlie Dahan
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Sep 12, 2018, at 5:40 PM, Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > “Social Media” has aquired a very specific meaning, and it does not
> include email groups or listservs.
> >
> > Just because a “president” tweets doesn’t mean it is something I would
> do! :-)
> > <L>
> > Lou Judson
> > Intuitive Audio
> > 415-883-2689
> >
> >> On Sep 12, 2018, at 3:17 PM, Alex McGehee <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Interesting to see how large the kickback against Zuckerberg, Inc. has
> grown among ARSC members using social media, which this list-serve is.
> >>
> >> Alex McGehee
> >>
> >>> On Sep 12, 2018, at 6:05 PM, Huff, David <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Both Facebook proper and its messaging system have apps that millions
> of people use on their phones every day. I can’t remember the last time I
> logged into either one.
>