Harp-l is currently mirrored on Google Groups. If you want harp-l via google groups go to
You can read it without belonging. If you join using the same subscribed address you have for the regular harp-l group at harp-l.org
you can also post from google groups. You'd set your regular harp-l subscription to nomail so you wouldn't get duplicate list mail. The google groups archive is not as extensive but it's growing daily.
Regarding search, DO NOT USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION IN THE HARP-L ARCHIVE, it is broken. Use the Google custom search on the harp-l.org
web page. It's near the top and easy to miss. That search rocks. It works really well. Greg Heumann had several good suggestions regarding how to make the existence of a working search more obvious to subscribers. We'll work on that as we migrate servers.
I admin a Yahoo Group, several Google groups and a Mailman Group. The Mailman software allows much more granular control over what's happening than the other 2 choices. Regarding the thought that the current listowner prefers what is because it is what the listowner is used to, perhaps but understand that if the listowner is not comfortable using the list (s)he manages then what point would there be in that person being the listowner? Absolutely none. You might think then perhaps it's time for a new listowner and you'd be right if harp-l was losing subscribers, it's not. We serve a particular harmonica related market niche and it's not an insignificant niche.