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post #28 of Old 02-09-2009
merc2dogs
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Originally Posted by eherlihy View Post
I don't get it... I would much rather ask a question to a forum, and have it answered, and reference-able for posterity (assuming that it's a good question ). I belong to a motorcycle forum (www.my-mc.com), and a related motorcycle email list. The email list just puts additional gunk in your email inbox. Because of this, I have dropped membership in the email list (unsubscribe) several times.
- Ed
Think that may be the convenience of it, I can run through my email much quicker than I can look things up on a forum.

email can be recieved over packet radio or similar anywhere in the world. so an email list is great for cruisers.
To do the same thing while with a forum while cruising would require an expensive sat phone and a not too cheap service, or waiting till you found a hotspot.

Ken.
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