Doesn't come up in my search either. I think they do some fuzzy
searching based on your own FB history. FWIW, I'm not a big FB (or
really any other so-called social networking) fan and would much rather
keep a mailing list.
Seems like what we need here is somebody willing to take the time and
effort to heavily moderate the list, nothing more. Other management
issues, like subbing/unsubbing people who can't do it themselves,
pruning spam, etc, are pretty trivial. I don't see any point in
changing technology. If the current moderator has been paying for
hosting out of their own pocket, then I suspect we'll need an angel
investor to take that over, too.
This is probably a silly question, but could we get SPAH to pay the
$10/mo for this? Basically just write a check to whoever volunteers to
be in the barrel, let them take care of the details. If not, throw it
back to the list, start up a fund drive.
I did this with another similar (in character) list many years back. It
worked out rather nicely. We incorporated so there was a way to handle
the money, and got people to buy "shares" to kickstart it. Since then,
it continues entirely on donations via PayPal. I'm technically still a
shareholder, but haven't been involved in a very long time, but that
list is still going strong. Harp-L might not need to go as far as
incorporating, but it keeps the taxman happy.
I'm just saying I think there are options to pursue here and no need to
think the sky is falling, or the curtain, or black night, or whatever
your personal favorite metaphor is.
The beatings will continue until morale has improved.