January 25, 2007


Google Groups has come out of Beta, and it’s the best looking mailing list/discussion group support I’ve ever seen.

Long ago I created “AcesChatter” to serve as an off-blog discussion group for readers of this site. Right now it’s completely open, but I’m thinking of making it a members=only discussion for my regular readers. Feel free to sign up and join in. I see this as a place for you to mention news stories that I haven’t noticed or posted about, and other stuff that’s on your mind.

I love that you have discussions on my blog, but I know I’m sometimes a few steps behind the news. Feel free to post the latest outrageous news stories there. Or links. Or whatever.

Google Groups Beta
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Visit this group

Having the group won’t change the way I run the blog — this is in addition to the blog. If it turns out it’s an unnecessary addition, It’ll die out like the Yahoo gorup did. But, heck, no biggie. It’s free, after all. I’ve started out with a post on last year’s movies. I feel like nothing really grabbed my attention in 2006. How about you? Or, start your own topic. Or just bombard the list with news stories. Or not. Whatever.

Posted by James at January 25, 2007 11:22 PM
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The interface looks nice. Too bad the only way to modify a message or hide an e-mail address is to remove the message and post it again.

I'll vote for making the group members-only.

Posted by: Mike L. at January 26, 2007 9:58 AM

Ah, whoops. I forgot that some people may be receiving e-mail messages every time a message is posted. Apologies for any spam. Guess I'll have to get my posts right the first time. :-)

Posted by: Mike L. at January 26, 2007 10:01 AM

Note in case it wasn't clear - people should feel free to post completely new threads to AcesChatter.

One of the reasons I put it there was in case people wanted to discuss something off the blog - something I hadn't posted about here.

You can do that by visiting the group's website, or sending mail to the group's email address at:


Posted by: James at January 29, 2007 12:53 PM

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