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may I suggest we call is North American WUDC?

On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 3:04 PM, Coulter King <
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> Just to clarify how email notifications work for phpBB forums (which is
> the widely popular open source forum software that the APDA forum and most
> other halfway decent forums use):
>
>    - You could subscribe to get an email notification whenever a new
>    topic is posted anywhere
>    - You could subscribe to get an email notification whenever a new
>    topic is posted in a specific subforum (e.g., I only want to hear when
>    someone posts in a tournament announcements section, but not when people
>    are discussing other random issues)
>    - You could subscribe to get updates whenever new responses are posted
>    to individual topics
>
> None of these would include the actual text of posts, but the nice thing
> is that this allows you to more easily filter out the stuff you don't care
> about. In the case of APDA, most people don't really use the email alerts
> and instead just check the forum every few days, subscribing to updates for
> threads they really care about and ignoring the stuff that doesn't matter
> to them (long theoretical discussions about different norms, updates about
> tournaments they're not attending, etc.).
>
> And anyone would be able to join the forum, as they could an email list
>
>
>
> On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 1:51 PM, Josue Anderson <[log in to unmask]
> > wrote:
>
>> Given the recent growth of Canadian integration within the west coast,
>> will this forum be something that us Canucks can have access to?
>>
>> On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 7:01 AM, Samuel Ward-Packard
>> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> > Hearing little resistance, I'm going to go ahead with this.
>> >
>> > To those of you who expressed a preference for email, it will certainly
>> be
>> > possible to subscribe to threads. That said, the point of a forum would
>> in
>> > large part be to transfer discussion of WUDC in the USA into a format
>> more
>> > conducive to organized discussion. As a regular user of both the APDA
>> forum
>> > and of this list, I promise it's a model you all will quickly grow to
>> > prefer.
>> >
>> > Best,
>> >
>> > Sam
>> >
>> > On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 10:29 PM, John Adams <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Fine with me.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> On Tuesday, March 5, 2013, Samuel Ward-Packard wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> Dear WUDC debaters and coaches,
>> >>>
>> >>> It seems to me, and I know a lot of others on the circuit agree, that
>> the
>> >>> American BP community has outgrown this listserv. There are a number
>> of
>> >>> controversial issues that follow on the growth of American BP
>> debating, and
>> >>> discussion of them is not facilitated by long email chains. Moreover,
>> as we
>> >>> host more and bigger tournaments things like invitations and reg
>> questions
>> >>> clutter our inboxes more and more. As such, I propose the creation of
>> a web
>> >>> forum for the American WUDC community modeled after the thriving APDA
>> forum.
>> >>> I'd be happy to host the site on the Yale team's spare server space,
>> and
>> >>> could have it up and running by April 1st at the very latest. Is this
>> a
>> >>> resource people would make use of?
>> >>>
>> >>> I would just add that I don't in any way intend this as a slight to
>> Tuna.
>> >>> His maintenance of this listserv has been a great service to WUDC
>> debating
>> >>> in the US.
>> >>>
>> >>> Best,
>> >>>
>> >>> Sam
>> >>> Yale Debate Association
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> --
>> >>> Samuel Ward-Packard
>> >>> Yale 2014 - Humanities
>> >>> [log in to unmask]
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> John C. Adams, PhD
>> >> Colgate Speaking Union
>> >> Colgate University
>> >> Hamilton, NY 13346
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>> >> Mobile: 315-395-9430
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>> >>
>> >> "Truth does not speak for itself."
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > Samuel Ward-Packard
>> > Yale 2014 - Humanities
>> > [log in to unmask]
>> >
>>
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