[Mailman-Users] Alternatives for Yahoo Groups like Web Features

Jason Glazer jglazer at gard.com
Tue Aug 7 18:16:22 CEST 2012

I am looking for some suggestions on how to provide some 
Yahoo Group like web features for some existing mailing 
lists. I run a variety of mailings lists related to building 
energy performance on the onebuilding.org web site using 
mailman and hosted by dreamhost. For some of the mailing 
lists, users would like to have access to some additional 
web capabilities similar to what Yahoo Groups provides. I am 
looking for suggestions for web based systems to provide 
some of these additional capabilities that are open-source. 
The kinds of additional features are:

a) a way for designated members to upload files that others 
can download

b) a way for designated members to add events to a shared 
calendar that anyone can see

c) a way to conduct simple polls to gauge interest in topics

d) a way for members to add links to a page to build up a 
library of good links

e) a way to create a FAQ page

f) perhaps a wiki-like way to create and edit pages in a 
freeform basis

What I am looking for are suggestions on what has worked 
well together with an existing mailing list. What have 
others used and found easy to administer and easy for list 
members to use.

Any suggestions?



Jason Glazer, P.E., GARD Analytics, 90.1 ECB chair
Admin for onebuilding.org building performance mailing lists

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