My $.02 comment: Keep the exploder. It's been an extremely efficient was to get help in a timely manner, receiving emails specific to your post being the best part of the solution (and the level of expertiece of the user community...).
General Dynamics C4 Systems
PTC Community has deleted a few of my posts and sent cautions on others.
I even saw one from a PTC rep vanish; it didn't look sensitive, wasn't mean, just some maintenance policy statement.
"@Doug Barton: I don't see how this is a financial move by PTC? PTC Community is not generating revenue for PTC... nor is PTC/User... so I'm missing your point. I believe you're connecting dots that should not be connected."
We are the product. The product is communicating in a .org. Like cows just hanging around in the meadow. PTC wants to corral us into a cowpin and then control how we moo. Like match.com's commercial "start communicating for free" WTFman!
How come PTC doesn't go to "http://www.eng-tips.com/threadminder.cfm?pid=569" and ask them to move to PTC.com too. Evidently they are trying to do something with our data. And if memory serves me well, they will employ people to do this and expect to get paid for it. So PTC's finantial move is to kill the best forum, move its members to PTC.com, hold off for a year of two for people to settle in and then make it a pay service to "special areas". Lets all start "communicating for free" on PTC.com, it will serve us well.
Some of us went hunting for software out there. I found a dud first but I think I got the killer app/s now:
and a great search engine:
Is this just a trick so they can get someone other than PTC employees to sign up for PTC Community?
Because you have to register to leave a comment at the announcement of what a crap idea it is.
In Reply to David Haigh:
The shocking news from day one of PTC Live is that PTC want's to "absorb" the mail exploder into their on-line communities forum.http://communities.ptc.com you'll see the announcement of this at the top of the page.I went up to Ron and Dan durning the break and said what are you doing to my mail exploder. The answer was there was pressure to only have one source of communication instead of some stuff on the forum and some via the mail exploder. They are having discussions next week on how to transfer the data from ptcuser to the ptc site.I asked if I was still going to get emails and the answer was no.I'm sorry but this is killing the goose that laid the golden egg.Make no mistake, if you don't raise your voice on this issue the mail exploder will disappear.Dave Haigh