|Cohousing-L's 15th anniversary||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2008 07:37:37 -0800 (PST)|
Tho Cohousing-L actually started on October 21, 1992, it ramped up slowly at first so I treat Jan 1, 1993 as the starting date of the list. In the first 15 years there were 27,110 messages distributed. An overall average of 165 messages per month in the last 5 years. As of Jan 2008 there were 1216 subscribers. 666 Digest mode, 550 Non-digest mode. 388 of those are in No Mail mode, some because of problems with the address over the years, some so they can post from a second address and some so they can post but read via the archives. I do not know how many of each tho many are due to problems. The list has been at the address cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org since the move to the second host in 1996. The Cohousing-L Info page is evolving to be the onestop webpage for all Cohousing-L related links and information. In December 2002 the Info page became accessible via the URL: cohousing.org/cohousing-L Cohousing-L was started as a project of the Twin Cities Cohousing Network which is minimally active now. Cohousing-L is independent of but cooperates closely with The Cohousing Association of the United States (Coho/US) Cohousing-L's biggest problem over the years has been that it produces more email than some people can keep up with. As of Nov 2006, somewhat over half of subscribers are in digest mode. The Cohousing-L Summary mailing list ( http://l.cohousing.org/c-l-sum.htm ) was created around Jan. 2006. It sends one short message PER WEEK that summarizes the messages distributed by cohousing-L in the past week. Each mailing has a list of message subjects ("threads") and posters on that subject. Messages themselves can be read via the archives. In March 2007 the Cohousing Wiki ( http://wiki.cohousing.org )was started to provide a collaboratively developed and maintained reference web pages about cohousing. One main goal was to develop an archive of example documents such as Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CCRs). The wiki could also have summaries and pointers to notable threads in Cohousing-L. To date the Cohousing Wiki has not gotten much development effort. Volunteers are encouraged to check out this site. About the same time the Intentional Communities Wiki ( http://wiki.ic.org ) has been developed that has significant cohousing topics. Booth use the Mediawiki software that is used by the popular http://en.wikipedia.org/ general collaborative online encyclopedia. This message is based on excerpts from the Cohousing-L history page http://l.cohousing.org/c-l-hist.htm Fred H. Olson , Cohousing-L founder and manager -- Fred H. Olson Minneapolis,MN 55411 USA (near north Mpls) Communications for Justice -- Free, superior listserv's w/o ads: http://justcomm.org My Link Pg: http://fholson.cohousing.org 612-588-9532 (7am-10pm CST/CDT) Email: fholson at cohousing.org
- Cohousing-L's 15th anniversary Fred H Olson, January 1 2008
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