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Re: EXTERNAL: Re: Off Topic - Before the List is Gone! NOTE: Not Gone, MOVED



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Ok. So like, your voices have been heard.

The ARSlist is moving, but not today.

 

Sometime in the next month there will be a new home. It might still be listserv, but not servers that I run.

 

The overwhelming feedback has been do not go to Communities, so I will give folks a week to leave that one and delete it.

 

Sorry about the confusion, but in the end we get to the right place, I hope.

 

Dan

Soon to still be the Founder of the ARSlist and moderator-emmeritus

 

 

From: Action Request System discussion list(ARSList) [mailto:arslist@ARSLIST.ORG] On Behalf Of arslist
Sent: September 30, 2016 7:57 AM
To: arslist@ARSLIST.ORG
Subject: Re: EXTERNAL: Re: Off Topic - Before the List is Gone! NOTE: Not Gone, MOVED

 

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Hi Doug,

 

It was of course Friday Humour. Well not exactly.

 

There has been much discussion going on in the background and in general the feeling is from those that have been on communities and active there for years (which does include me), along with those of us that have little to do with communities, that Communities is not the right home for our discussions.

 

Haven’t made the call yet, but we are close to me extending the servers for a month while this all gets resolved.

 

Stay tuned …

 

Dan

 

From: Action Request System discussion list(ARSList) [mailto:arslist@ARSLIST.ORG] On Behalf Of Doug Blair
Sent: September 29, 2016 11:28 AM
To: arslist@ARSLIST.ORG
Subject: Re: EXTERNAL: Re: Off Topic - Before the List is Gone! NOTE: Not Gone, MOVED

 

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Dan et al,

 

It is hard to write this, as almost all the Great Words have been spoken before me. 

 

I tend to speak up at the end of meetings, partly because I want to hear all the points of view and partly because I forgot there was a meeting and the dog ate my iPhone and I only noticed there was a meeting when he began making noises like a cricket, which has more to say about my choice of ringtones than the importance of the meeting and anyway I was too busy reading the list of most of my career than to get any actual work done. They knew better than to expect me to show up.

 

Truth is I’ve been reading ARSList for more than 20 years, certainly among the first few hundred subscribers. We have all learned a great deal, Fortunately much of what we as developers and users have picked up translate well to other disciplines - general programming and debugging techniques, there’s always more than one way to do it - and that is far more than just those little syntax quirks like `! and __c and Application-Perform-Drink-From-The-Small-Flask.

 

Ours is a passionate, dedicated and beyond all helpful community, and the thing that has made the ASRList so useful is that with one message you reach everyone who knows anything about what you need. If you don’t know about it, you read the responses and then you learn too! Or maybe a thread in one space gets you started on a totally different approach you hadn’t thought of before. I too have some misgivings about the Communities forum because organizationally it is a group of silos. You might post in the right place, but you might miss the one person who knows there is a deprecated Application-Perform-Drink-From-The-Large-Flask that still works if you have an older server. 

 

It might not work perfectly at first, but it certainly won’t work at all if we don’t show up! If for some foolish reason you have not yet joined the ARSLIST group on BMC Communities this is the day to do it, because after tomorrow you might not be able to read this message, and you’ll forget, or the dog will eat the phone with your only calendar on it and your ringtone is actually a dog barking (poor choice) and you’ll never know and we’ll never see each other again. I would not like that.

 

Long live ARSLIST!

 

That thing about shutting down the server. That’s just Friday Humor, right?

 

 

Doug Blair

 

 

 

On Sep 28, 2016, at 9:00 AM, Shellman, David <dave.shellman@TE.COM> wrote:

 

_ARSlist: "Where the Answers Are" and have been for 20 years_

_ARSlist: "Where the Answers Are" and have been for 20 years_

_ARSlist: "Where the Answers Are" and have been for 20 years_

 

_ARSlist: "Where the Answers Are" and have been for 20 years_

_ARSlist: "Where the Answers Are" and have been for 20 years_

_ARSlist: "Where the Answers Are" and have been for 20 years_