Today's postings

  1. [Baren 45954] Yahoo groups (Marilynn Smith)
  2. [Baren 45955] Re: Yahoo groups (Jrgen Stieler)
  3. [Baren 45956] Re: Yahoo groups ("Jeanne Norman Chase")
  4. [Baren 45957] Re: Yahoo groups ("Oscar Bearinger")
  5. [Baren 45958] RE: woodblock slideshow ("Rodriguez, Julio")
  6. [Baren 45959] New BarenForum ("Maria Arango Diener")
  7. [Baren 45960] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 16:42:17 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45954] Yahoo groups
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This new yahoo groups is my worse nightmare. I got the digest. When I
signed up for it I definitely checked digest. Now I have tons of
individual emails in my inbox. I don't have the time or the patience
to deal with this. If that is how i will be receiving Baren in the
future I will leave this group. What a nightmare. I have loved being a
member for a long time. I feel I have made many wonderful art friends.
But, I simply can't deal with this.

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Message 2
From: Jrgen Stieler
Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 17:08:40 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45955] Re: Yahoo groups
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maybe you chose "individual mails" when you joined the group? I did, but
I made an new yahoo email-account. So it's no problem for me. I can
manage the emails just by reading the headers.

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Message 3
From: "Jeanne Norman Chase"
Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 17:46:04 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45956] Re: Yahoo groups
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Hope you receive this as this, too, is a nightmare for me.
I, also have made such wonderful friends on this group and hate to see it
But I have enough stress in my life without compounding it further.
Luckily I do have individual e mails so I can keep in touch with a few

Sometimes progress is a no gress.


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Message 4
From: "Oscar Bearinger"
Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 19:28:57 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45957] Re: Yahoo groups
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Jeanne, Marilynn and others,
Let's remember that these changes are meant to relieve some of the work and
stress of the volunteers who do the work to keep Baren up and running.
This new system is apparently going to reduce the amount of work
substantially. They say it has the added benefits of sharing images and
files. These benefits are not available to everyone but including images
more readily does widen the facility of sharing especially for a group like

Unfortunately it comes at a somewhat tedious cost (in time and energy) for
everyone. It is not because of this Baren change-over, rather it is part of
the structure of the cybernetic universe (that is, it is part of the
Internet itself).

Is the cybernetic age worth it? No one seems to be asking this question
anymore - I still think it is a worthwhile question !

In the meantime, Jeanne and Marilynn, I suggest you do as I did, and
subscribe to the bare-bones version of the Baren-forum. Our conversation
can continue as always (although I don't know if others will be going to
Faceblank or ________). In this version I just don't have access to images
or files, just the conversation.

PS As for too many emails, this will die down in a few weeks -- the
adjustments and the details of this change-over require ironing out the

Peace out :o)

sent from my unbranded Old Order Desktop Facility for your own edification
(this signature is a public message).
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Message 5
From: "Rodriguez, Julio"
Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2012 00:41:09 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45958] RE: woodblock slideshow
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Hello all,

I added some of my favorite woodblock prints to the new Baren Yahoo Groups page, please take a look and leave me a comment if you like my work.or not !

thanks.Julio (ukiyoe56)
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Message 6
From: "Maria Arango Diener"
Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2012 03:07:24 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45959] New BarenForum
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Remember to join us!

The conversation in [Baren] has moved! Don't miss a minute...

Joining our new group in Yahoo! Groups is a quick and easy process.

You can join BarenForum in two ways:

.If you already have a Yahoo/Google/Facebook Profile, Go to the group's page
and Join Group!

.If you do not have or want a Yahoo Profile, Join the group's mailing list
only by sending a blank message to:

You will receive an email from Yahoo to confirm your email address.

Then click on the confirmation email link, subscribe to "mailing list
only"(bottom of page) and you are done!

NOTE: this option will allow you to get mail messages as before but

NOT to upload photos and links nor get files or view the calendar.
You can ignore Yahoo's subsequent requests to "complete" or "link"
your profile.

As before, you will be able to get individual emails or a daily digest.

Perks of the new group include being able to upload links and photos, view
the group calendar including exchange important, and share files (moderated)
with other members.

Toss me an email if questions of problems and I will guide anyone through
the process.


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Subject: Snowflakes are Dancing
Posted by: Ellen Shipley

I got tired of drawing snowflakes, even stick figure ones, so I cut out some pics of snowflakes and I'm moving them around on pastel backgrounds.

That edge-on snowflake is looking more like a flying saucer than a dancing snowflake tho.  ;- j  Needs a little work.

Not sure about the copses of trees yet.  The seemed like a good idea.  I'll work on placement.

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