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Inklings forum revived

23 October 2019

YahooGroups is dead: Long live groups.io

There have been several Internet mailing lists for discussing the literary works of the Inklings literary group, of whom the best known were C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Several of these mailing lists were hosted by YahooGroups, and last week’s news of the demise of YahooGroups prompted a hasty search for alternatives. One of these alternatives is groups.io, which is now the host of a new Inklings forum which is a combination of a couple of old ones on YahooGroups.

The old forums were Coinherence-l, for discussion of the works of Charles Williams, and NeoInklings (eldil) for discussion of the work of the Inklings generally.

The new forum on groups.io is just called Inklings — click on the link to find more.

To join the group as a mailing list, just send a blank e-mail message to inklings+subscribe@groups.io

 

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 23 October 2019 2:41 pm

    I haven’t been part of a forum like this, Steve. The online facebooks or only moderately helpful as they are largely populated by North American fundamentalists and evangelicals (which I am numbered among), who are threatened by certain ideas and are largely content to talk about nice, comfy Christian quotes. What drew you to the original listserve?

    • 23 October 2019 5:24 pm

      I joined the original Charles Williams one many years ago because I was interested in his works, and we’ve had some good discussions very the years. I started the general Inklings one because my interest was wider than just Williams.

      I don’t find Facebook groups very useful because Facebook algorithms censor what you see, and the format makes discussions difficult to follow and go back and see what someone said earlier.

      • 24 October 2019 2:48 am

        I agree. I’ll have to see. I’m starting to peek outside my office door for the first time in a while, hesitantly.

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