On Wednesday, COINS list administrator Ken Connelly of the University of Northern Iowa wrote (on the COINS mailing list, of course):
The most recent message to the Coins list hosted here at UNI was nearly a year ago, January 28, 2012. It seems that the service is no longer needed. Unless I hear a great cry of anguish for the loss, I'm going to pull the plug by the beginning of the coming week.
Bob Fritsch wrote:
Agree. We had a good run but everyone has migrated to other lists. Thanks for running this over the years.
Gar Travis wrote:
First list I ever joined...going to miss the 'ol gal.
Martin Purdy of New Zealand wrote:
I'd like to add my thanks for all the good work in running the "granddaddy" of the coin lists. I must have joined in about 1995 when it was one of the few around. Activity on most traditional lists seems down on what it was - "web forums" seem to have taken over now.
Tony Clayton wrote:
Certainly the Coins List was very interesting when I first subscribed many years ago, and I for one much enjoyed, if mainly as a lurker. I think it does seem that its time has come, sadly, and it has been superseded by some excellent and versatile sites such as the World of Coins.
P. K. Saha wrote:
What would you save by pulling the plug on a sparsely used service which does not consume much of your resources?
I am sure it may be occupying less than 1 MB of storage and negligible bandwidth.
For all you know, it might see a revival.
It remains an historically important list even though it may lack many bells and whistles of Google and Yahoo groups.
I have great deal of nostalgic feeling about this list.
I have not been using this list since it does not permit attachments ( of coin images) which are of much importance to me.
If that can be arranged, perhaps things may change. There could be limit on size of attachment.
I didn't see a response to P.K. Saha's plea to continue the mailing list. I've forgotten how long ago I subscribed. Peter Kraneveld put in an extensive plug for the World of Coins
discussion group site. In the U.S. many people have gravitated to the Collector's Universe
forums. I spend time on neither, but only because The E-Sylum
sucks up most of my online time. I rely on readers to pass along any interesting topics found there. World of Coins
looks pretty active. I've made it this week's Featured Web Site. You can check it out here:
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