Oh dear, Hamish.
I value your opinion but I like the web site the way it is much better.
Not all of us live in the UK so we would have trouble donating pounds
Keep up the good work Anselm. I find it very user friendly.
On Thu, 4 Aug 2011 14:35:01 +0100, "Hamish Dewar"
>Anselm has done a superb job in creating and maintaining the Strathspey list. >But Strathspey it is now creaking at the corsets, not least because it has become a victim of its own success. >The 'Mailing List' formula works only up to a fairly small number of subscribers. To use a term Anselm and I know well, it is not scalable. > >Once the threshold of usability has been exceeded, the Mailing List approach must fall away. The website must become the main focus. > >The problem is that at present the Strathspey website is conceived as secondary to the mailing list. >Live discussions have to be dug up from the archives. >It is a nightmare to follow threads as Subjects mysteriously >change, or equally bafflingly reappear as new threads under the same Subject. > >Sorry to say, but the Strathspey website is now ante-deluvian and user-unfriendly. >Well-designed websites combine instant interaction about live issues of the day with ease of access to all the archive data. > >Being retired, I am no longer in touch with the going rate for having a professionally designed website rather than a DIY one. >I would happily chip in £200. If your 400 other subscribers chipped in an average of £15 each, that would give us about £6k . >Maybe that's not enough to pay for a professionally designed website aimed at promoting SCD. > >Hamish.