Thanks for the clarification, Coulter. Josue, anyone who wants to will be free to create an account.


On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 6:04 PM, Coulter King <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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
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> 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
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