Originally Posted by eherlihy
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.
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.