Books to get rid of

David Cantrell david at
Tue Nov 10 00:39:17 GMT 2009

On Sun, Nov 08, 2009 at 09:49:20PM +0000, Denny wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-11-08 at 22:31 +0100, Richard Foley wrote:
> > On Sunday 08 November 2009 19:44:15 Peter Corlett wrote: 
> > > Giving stuff away on Freecycle is way too much work. It's almost as if  
> > > the people who run it have engineered it to discourage the occasional  
> > > giver as much as possible.
> > Sounds like another great idea turned into a YAWOT (Yet Another Waste
> > Of Time) because it's grown, or was built, too complicated.
> Mostly it just suffers from using Yahoo groups as the back-end

Yahoo Groups is pretty good for a mailing list.  Obviously not as good
as Mailman or Majordomo, but for people who don't know how to run them,
it's a very good alternative, but ...

>                                                                 and then
> trying to wrapper those in a failed attempt to make them friendlier or
> something.

Oh dear.  Take something that works well and try to fix it.  Oops.

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