Midnight Oil

Subject: Re: [powderworks] Re:: This is the end ... beautiful friends
From: Tim Hunter
Date: 23/10/2019, 9:13 pm
To: Rob
CC: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au

Yeah, see you write that and now I have to admit that I spoke too soon :-|  I have a "share" in a server that could theoretically host the list -- but it turns out there would be no small effort in updating the server and installing the current best-of-breed open source mailing list software -- and while I have a little time I could dedicate to the task, i don't have enough to get it done well or in a timely manner.  I'm sorry for wasting your time in false hope.


On Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 4:13 AM Rob <ribman@gmail.com> wrote:
Tim, you epic hero. You’ll always be THE Powderworks owner so far as I and many other early members are concerned.  
I’ll do anything to facilitate your continued “list-owner”ship. 
I am, literally, at your service. 


On 19 Oct 2019, at 4:35 pm, Tim Hunter huntert@gmail.com [powderworks] <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au> wrote:


Hello all. Give me a few days. I don’t want to be an admin again, but I might be able to host again.


On 19 Oct 2019, at 07:21, Bj Nash bjkpb0@gmail.com [powderworks] <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au> wrote:


Yes happy with everything as stated by you, RibMan, especially the bit about keep the email format/platform.

On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 2:30 PM Rob ribman@gmail.com [powderworks] <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au> wrote:

Yep. Sounds like a high-shelf choice so far.  Notes:
- yes, sad
- yes, we can reconvene on a new platform without max pain
- no, don't panic
- always Powderworks.org is meant to signpost the past present and future platforms for pw, for just such mass migrations. 
- let's keep an email style platform operating, it's still got traction 
- let's try to capture and curate the archive of mail, members, images, links, calendar. 
- we have 2 months for a graceful retreat/reposition. 

Let's keep the chaos low and the transparent cooperation high.. Do we (the list) agree on the current admins making arrangements transparently or is there something else to mention as needed/better?

Cheers to decades more oily powderworks, on tech-stacks we don't even know of yet. (Discord?)

Rob (RibMan) Manthey

On 18 Oct 2019, at 5:20 am, nathan@arrowsmithwebsites.com [powderworks] <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au> wrote:


I discovered Powderworks in about 1995 and would like to see it continue. groups.io looks like a good option, because they can transfer the archives from Yahoo. I hate Facebook.