A suggestion...greenspun.com : LUSENET : Grady's school webmasters forum : One Thread
Webmasters, This is a great idea and the work put into it is appreciated. However, I know of a discussion system called EZboard that is a free service and the EZ board people maintain all of the hard stuff. It has great features and is easy to organize. It is my opinion that it would make a great discussion forum for this group of people. It allows for multiple moderators and inside of your ezboard, you can create multiple discussion forums similar to what is here. I only suggest it because it might save in maintenance time. The web link is http://www.ezboard.com
I would be willing to help set it up if it would help.
-- Aaron Leininger (email@example.com), April 08, 2001
There are a number of advertiser supported APS's that provide free discussion forums, calendars, teacher web pages, school sports portals, ASP's. Most school websites have small budgets so we have to take advantage of everything we can get. I'd love to see a list of education related free services. Webmonkey lists bunches of free services.
Here is why I chose LUSENET:
- It is supported by a philanthropist.
- There is no sign-up or registration required to read or post in the forum.
- It collects no demographics.
- There are no advertisements or pop-ups.
- There is no SPAM.
- It doesn't have graphics or tables to slow load times.
- It is possible to have moderators if needed.
- I have little confidence in the long term viability of advertiser supported "free" services.
- As simple as it is, LUSENET has a great deal of flexibility that school folks can use to make homework assignment pages, a soccer game schedule, an archive of PTA meeting minutes, or a daily announcement page.
-- Terry Kearns (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 08, 2001.
And someone would have to pay to get rid of those absolutely unbearable pop-up ads? That's exactly why I prefer LUSENET in the first place, along with the intuitive, user-friendly interface. I can't see what EZBoaard has to offer over the current forum...
Michael Gatton NYC
-- Michael Gatton (email@example.com), April 08, 2001.