Question for All ML Collectors
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modlib at alltel.net
Mon Jun 13 13:01:49 EDT 2005
> Dogeared's mission is to provide fact-based information about
> collecting MLs. As I understand it, Ron's proposed site is more
> socially oriented with personal information about collectors and
> their collections.
Yes, that is it 100%. For example, I enjoyed both reading Scot's About page and seeing Toby's collection.
> It sounds like the archives for the discussion part(s)
> of Ron's sites would be much easier to use. Ron, could you say more
> about this part? Would it be threaded discussions like at coin
> collecting forums?
Wow, I was just thinking of copying relevant questions/answers from listserv mail messages and posting them for viewing/archiving. I had not considered making it interactive. Threaded topics would be a step up from a generic list server. However, I had no intention of duplicating services provided by the listserv.
> Ron and I haven't discussed these details, but Dogeared certainly
> would link to Ron's site, and I would hope that Ron's site would link
> to Dogeared. There would be prominent promotions on Dogeared to Ron's
> site as there are now for this ListServ.
Right, only linking was discussed. In fact, linking from dogeared is very important. With no domain name, and most likely a dynamic IP address, a link from dogeared is the only constant! Bill, by compliment, I meant no overlap of information.
>> And a buy-sell-trade marketplace would perhaps become a safer and
>> more certain alternative than ABE and ebay, especially for those who
>> collect rarities and first editions.
> That would be great! Dogeared can't do that now because of potential
> legal liability. Because Ron's site would be totally free of cost,
> perhaps he would escape that liability. (If I were he, I'd check this
> out of course!)
In the 2 minutes I thought about it, I had not considered any legal issues. I was approaching it like a thumbtack board in the front lobby of a grocery store. For Sale:, or Wanted:, etc. But better, because you can't take down someone elses notecard for that old lawn mower and put your own up instead.
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