Sunday 27th July 2003
In the past we’ve debated whether there’s a need for a more informal discussion space, aside from the diary annotations. While we didn’t reach a conclusion, I think it’s worth a go. There have been a number of off-topic annotations recently and I think we would all benefit from somewhere we can dicsuss things, or ask questions, that don’t fit anywhere else.
So I’ve started a Pepys’ Diary group at SmartGroups (it’s like Yahoo! Groups but less cluttered). It’s not a perfect solution but often “good enough” is perfectly fine. If nothing else, it’s a good first step.
You can view messages either on the site or via email and I’d encourage you to sign up if you can spare any time for more discussion. Hopefully we’ll be discussing how best to use the group to begin with.
I should say though that 95% of the diary annotations are fine as they are and I see the new group as an addition to, rather than a replacement for, anything on this site. See you there!