If This Forum Crashes, Reconvene at csy2k

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It is my self-appointed duty to announce periodically the contingency plans for those of us using this forum regularly. To my knowledge this is the best y2k discussion site in existence, so it would be a real loss if it went down. I hope any loss could be mitigated by announcing that everybody should reconvene at cys2k. The url I have for that newsgroup is http://www.dejanews.com/dnquery.xp?search=word&svcclass=dncurrent&showsort=date&ST=QS&query=~g%20comp.software.year-2000

For newbies, be sure to copy and paste this url into your search address as an "edit" function, don't try to type it out. Be sure to bookmark it since it's so long.

The Yourdon forum may be bumping up against some limits. It's been getting harder and harder to get on at popular times. This morning it took me a number of tries to get on at 11:15 am eastern.

As always, suggestions welcome on the best way to react to a forum crash.

-- Puddintame (dit@dot.com), February 25, 1999


The thread above this with the same subject is an erroneous double post. Please ignore the thread above this with the same name. If you have any response to this thread, post it here and not above.

-- Puddintame (dit@dot.com), February 25, 1999.

Thanks Puddintame,

Have duly noted and bookmarked.

-- Anon (anon@abc.com), February 25, 1999.

Geez, c.s.y2k? Are you sure? We may want to request a split and create c.s.y2k-civil (name, as always, TBD).

One of the pleasures of this forum is the fact that I don't have to filter out all the usual fistfights and craziness. Yourdonville is far more genteel than the land of Milne, -bks-, docdwarf, and Kari Kauffman. Some of them drop by ever so often (cory hamasaki graced us with his presence the other day), but it's a bit like New Yorkers visiting Cedar Bluffs...

Ah well, if this forum does become unavailable, I suppose I'll just have to hunt around the ol' locker bag for my cup...

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.com), February 25, 1999.

Mac, I'm open to suggestions for other forums. I personally don't like anything about the csy2k format or much of its time-consuming rudeness, but I haven't had any better suggestions.

-- Puddintame (dit@dot.com), February 25, 1999.

Puddintame: I sympathize. I've learned the best time to browse this forum is early morning here on the East Coast. Can rarely get on any time after 10:30 or 11 a.m. without multiple attempts. It's 10:30 p.m. now and I'm having repeated problems accessing the board.

As for the comp.software-y2k board: The csy2kers are putting a pretty heavy load on that board as it is. I can rarely sign on after a few days away without having to wade through a thousand or more new messages (literally!) and at least half a dozen new flame wars. Would it be out of the question to find a handy, if little used, newspaper forum as a back-up site? I'm talking places like the Omaha World Herald or the Milwaukee paper or the Portland Maine Press Herald or the Miami Herald. Just about every newspaper these days has web access, most have forums in one form or another, and many see no more than four or five new messages a day, so there's plenty of unused bandwidth available. I think of Omaha because it is the nexus for a lot of long-distance networks. Anyone here know the Omaha World Herald forum well enough to comment on it?

-- Cash (cash@andcarry.com), February 25, 1999.

What about starting our own new newsgroup? Say, alt.yourdonites.2000 or yourdonite.2000.info or something? Just a thought...it isn't that hard to start a new newsgroup. Bobbi http://www.buzzbyte.com/

-- Bobbi (bobbia@slic.com), February 26, 1999.

Bobbi and Cash, Good ideas both. Bobbi, can you set up a newsgroup and post the URL? I would suggest leaving any Yourdon reference out of the title for legal reasons. If we just give it a memorable name, I can post it here regularly. Some pertinent name like notroll y2k or 99y2k or fuselit y2k. Cash, what newspaper forum do you think has the slickest format for tracking the long threads found on this (Yourdon) forum?

-- Puddintame (dit@dot.com), February 26, 1999.

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