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November 1, 2003 to Present:

Click here to access the current Pub-Forum archives.

March 15, 2002 to October 31, 2003

During this period we used a provider that hosted our list on Majordomo, a very reliable, but primitive list server package. Archives were available only as huge monthly text files. Special thanks to Wendy Woudstra for converting them to a format much more useful to Pub-Forum members. We have password protected the directory to prevent spambots from harvesting e-mail addresses from the old messages. You will need username “Pub-Forum” and password “archives” to get in. Click here to access the archives.

May 15, 1999 to March 15, 2002

Pub-Forum was hosted by Onelist, which was later absorbed by Yahoo Groups. You can access archives from that period (going back to May of 1999) at: You do have to be a member of Yahoo Groups, and subscribe to the Pub-Forum group in order to access the archives. If you were not a subscriber before, you can still subscribe, even though messages are no longer being delivered through that medium. Follow the directions on Yahoo Groups for access. We cannot provide technical support for problems with Yahoo. That’s why we don’t use them any more.

Prior to May 15, 1999

The list adminuistrator during this period did not keep archives.

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