[BNM] Handing over the BNM reigns
jez.nicholson at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 07:01:15 BST 2015
@Helena "What was so good about what it once was?"
BNM was/is a *the* place to ask anything about technology or Brighton that
Google cannot help with. It was/is a font of all knowledge. Broken an
obscure Linux server? Ask BNM. Need a good plumber? Ask BNM. Don't
understand what a new technology is really for? Ask BNM. New to the area
and need work? Ask BNM.
Twitter stole some ground for a while but now it seems to be noise....or
I'm not in with the in-crowd any more.
Simplicity has always been a key attribute. In a world of
new systems, BNM is just a baggy old, saggy old, cloth mailing list.
And the wars! As a veteran of two, or maybe three BNM World Wars I bear the
scars but also the fascination of seeing a mere mailing list have a life of
On Wed, 22 Jul 2015 at 22:50 Ben Campbell <benca47 at gmail.com> wrote:
> As a 13-to-14 year veteran occasional-contributor-inveterate-lurker, many
> thanks for this being here. Quite right to be proud of what it was and what
> it is. I’ll be a bit bereft if it goes away! Hope someone will take up the
> reins (I’m not smart enough).
> All best, Ben
> > On 22 Jul 2015, at 16:51, Mat Walker <lists at four0four.net> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 15 years ago I setup BNM one bored lunchtime at work and without much
> effort on my behalf spawned the aged monster that it is today. I’m kinda
> proud of what it once was and how long its been going but I’ve let it rot
> over the past few years and I think its time I handed over the running of
> BNM to someone else who can give it some love.
> > There are about 1000 subscribers on this Mailman mailing list and I do
> very little in the way of maintenance (occasionally people email me because
> they can’t unsubscribe or something). The kind people at Wessex Networks
> host it for free and also provide a bit of webspace for the (now none
> existent) website to live on.
> > So if you have some ideas and fancy breathing some life back into BNM
> drop me a line to let me know what you have in mind and we’ll take it from
> > Thanks,
> > Mat
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