[Micronet] Read this if you've posted an item on Micronet to give away [Poll]

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[Micronet] Read this if you've posted an item on Micronet to give away [Poll]

Edgar Ortega

Greetings,

 

So on average I receive at least a small handful of emails each month from non-UC entities asking if previous items that were listed on Micronet are “still available”. While I can ignore these emails, this tactic does not work with very persistent and maybe desperate people who think Micronet is some form of Craigslist and hit a jackpot. As such, I’ve lost my patience with writing similar email after email and even from using a template email.

 

Micronet’s public archives are both a blessing and a slight bit of a curse (at least to me) and so I’m wondering how many other people have been hit up for “freebies” from people who Googled an item and Micronet was a result? At the same time, while I’d like to discuss the pros and cons to either CalNet Authenticating the Micronet archives website, instead I’m more inclined at this moment to find out if there is an interest out there in starting up a new non-public list where we can post these free items (or maybe using a CalShare site where people can subscribe to and post any freely available items before departments send them off to E&S).

 

This is something that’s been on my mind for a bit but today was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

 

__________________________________________
Edgar Ortega
Computer Resource Specialist II

Student Life Administration – a department of Student Affairs
2 Hearst Gym, Office 2-A
510-643-0305
[hidden email]

 


 
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Re: [Micronet] Read this if you've posted an item on Micronet to give away [Poll]

Ian Crew
On Nov 3, 2010, at 5:59 PM, Edgar Ortega wrote:

I’m more inclined at this moment to find out if there is an interest out there in starting up a new non-public list where we can post these free items (or maybe using a CalShare site where people can subscribe to and post any freely available items before departments send them off to E&S).

Maybe we could just take advantage of http://exchange.berkeley.edu/?  (Or talk with them about how their site might be modified to suit this need?)

In particular, the "After a successful exchange" section of http://exchange.berkeley.edu/page.php?p=rules seems like a useful technique.

Cheers,

Ian


Ian Crew
Media Vault Program
Information Services and Technology-Data Services
University of California, Berkeley
2195 Hearst Ave, Second Floor

Outgoing Chair, Chancellor's Staff Advisory Committee


 
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Re: [Micronet] Read this if you've posted an item on Micronet to give away [Poll]

Greg Merritt
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On Nov 3, 2010, at 2:59 PM, Edgar Ortega wrote:

> This is something that’s been on my mind for a bit but today was the  
> straw that broke the camel’s back.


Is the straw still available?  Can you deliver it to my building?

Ok, seriously though -- it seems like your suggestion of a "closed"  
list of some sort would be appropriate.

If this practice becomes more official, it may fall under closer  
scrutiny regarding Property Management's policies regarding disposal  
of equipment and whatnot.  Might be good to check with relevant folks  
first.

The upside is that this could be a really really good thing in tight  
times -- one unit's surplus could be a real windfall to another.

-Greg
 
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Re: [Micronet] Read this if you've posted an item on Micronet to give away [Poll]

Edgar Ortega
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See… I haven’t even had a clue about this program/site. I agree, I don’t want to reinvent the wheel but from what I can tell this isn’t CalNet authenticated. So that’s a whole other barier that ideally should be looked at.

 

-Edgar

 

From: Ian Crew [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 3:08 PM
To: Edgar Ortega
Cc: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Micronet] Read this if you've posted an item on Micronet to give away [Poll]

 

On Nov 3, 2010, at 5:59 PM, Edgar Ortega wrote:



I’m more inclined at this moment to find out if there is an interest out there in starting up a new non-public list where we can post these free items (or maybe using a CalShare site where people can subscribe to and post any freely available items before departments send them off to E&S).

 

Maybe we could just take advantage of http://exchange.berkeley.edu/?  (Or talk with them about how their site might be modified to suit this need?)

 

In particular, the "After a successful exchange" section of http://exchange.berkeley.edu/page.php?p=rules seems like a useful technique.

 

Cheers,

 

Ian

 

 

Ian Crew

Media Vault Program

Information Services and Technology-Data Services

University of California, Berkeley

2195 Hearst Ave, Second Floor

 

Outgoing Chair, Chancellor's Staff Advisory Committee

 


 
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Re: [Micronet] Read this if you've posted an item on Micronet to give away [Poll]

Bill Clark
There is already a [hidden email] list, to which I'm
subscribed but which hasn't had any traffic in at least the past several
years.

-Bill Clark

> See. I haven't even had a clue about this program/site. I agree, I don't
> want to reinvent the wheel but from what I can tell this isn't CalNet
> authenticated. So that's a whole other barier that ideally should be
> looked
> at.
>
>
>
> -Edgar
>
>
>
> From: Ian Crew [mailto:[hidden email]]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 3:08 PM
> To: Edgar Ortega
> Cc: [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: [Micronet] Read this if you've posted an item on Micronet to
> give away [Poll]
>
>
>
> On Nov 3, 2010, at 5:59 PM, Edgar Ortega wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> I'm more inclined at this moment to find out if there is an interest out
> there in starting up a new non-public list where we can post these free
> items (or maybe using a CalShare site where people can subscribe to and
> post
> any freely available items before departments send them off to E&S).
>
>
>
> Maybe we could just take advantage of http://exchange.berkeley.edu/?  (Or
> talk with them about how their site might be modified to suit this need?)
>
>
>
> In particular, the "After a successful exchange" section of
> http://exchange.berkeley.edu/page.php?p=rules seems like a useful
> technique.
>
>
>
> Cheers,
>
>
>
> Ian
>
>
>
>
>
> Ian Crew
>
> Media Vault Program
>
> Information Services and Technology-Data Services
>
> University of California, Berkeley
>
> 2195 Hearst Ave, Second Floor
>
> http://mvp.berkeley.edu
>
>
>
> Outgoing Chair, Chancellor's Staff Advisory Committee
>
> http://csac.chance.berkeley.edu
>
>
>
>
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> To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe
> from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please
> visit the Micronet Web site:
>
> http://micronet.berkeley.edu
>
> Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and
> the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This
> means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses,
> prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.
>



 
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Re: [Micronet] Read this if you've posted an item on Micronet to give away [Poll]

Lucy Greco-2
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I when to the page to see what it was like and I got a good lab for the day read the rules

The sad thing is that they had to say this smile

 

 

Lucy Greco

Assistive Technology Specialist

Disabled Student's Program UC Berkeley

(510) 643-7591

http://attlc.berkeley.edu

http://webaccess.berkeley.edu

 

From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Ian Crew
Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 3:08 PM
To: Edgar Ortega
Cc: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Micronet] Read this if you've posted an item on Micronet to give away [Poll]

 

On Nov 3, 2010, at 5:59 PM, Edgar Ortega wrote:



I’m more inclined at this moment to find out if there is an interest out there in starting up a new non-public list where we can post these free items (or maybe using a CalShare site where people can subscribe to and post any freely available items before departments send them off to E&S).

 

Maybe we could just take advantage of http://exchange.berkeley.edu/?  (Or talk with them about how their site might be modified to suit this need?)

 

In particular, the "After a successful exchange" section of http://exchange.berkeley.edu/page.php?p=rules seems like a useful technique.

 

Cheers,

 

Ian

 

 

Ian Crew

Media Vault Program

Information Services and Technology-Data Services

University of California, Berkeley

2195 Hearst Ave, Second Floor

 

Outgoing Chair, Chancellor's Staff Advisory Committee

 


 
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Re: [Micronet] Read this if you've posted an item on Micronet to give away [Poll]

Nils Ohlson
In reply to this post by Greg Merritt
Just to say, you have to comply with Property Management anyhow; so if you think you are doing yourself a favor by disposing of old equipment, i.e. anything that has (or used to have before it was scraped off accidentally) a UC property tag, unofficially, you can't just "dispose" of it however you want, or you will be causing your home dept a *Headache* when Property Management does an audit. Other staff will be tasked with cleaning up your mess, if you aren't yourself.

-Nils
Nils Ohlson
Administrative Analyst
U.C. Berkeley College of Chemistry
Business Office
410 Latimer Hall #1460
Berkeley, CA 94720-1460

(510) 642-1325 phone
(510) 642-4313 fax

[hidden email]


On 11/3/2010 3:08 PM, Greg Merritt wrote:
On Nov 3, 2010, at 2:59 PM, Edgar Ortega wrote:

  
This is something that’s been on my mind for a bit but today was the  
straw that broke the camel’s back.
    


Is the straw still available?  Can you deliver it to my building?

Ok, seriously though -- it seems like your suggestion of a "closed"  
list of some sort would be appropriate.

If this practice becomes more official, it may fall under closer  
scrutiny regarding Property Management's policies regarding disposal  
of equipment and whatnot.  Might be good to check with relevant folks  
first.

The upside is that this could be a really really good thing in tight  
times -- one unit's surplus could be a real windfall to another.

-Greg
 
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Ian Crew
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Yeah--we (Michelle Bautista, with a little bit of help from me) created the mailing list several years back, but never announced/launched it.  (How did you even find out about it?)  It's been superseded by the exchange.berkeley.edu site.

Cheers,

Ian

On Nov 3, 2010, at 6:34 PM, Bill Clark wrote:

> There is already a [hidden email] list, to which I'm
> subscribed but which hasn't had any traffic in at least the past several
> years.

Ian Crew
Media Vault Program
Information Services and Technology-Data Services
University of California, Berkeley
2195 Hearst Ave, Second Floor
http://mvp.berkeley.edu

Outgoing Chair, Chancellor's Staff Advisory Committee
http://csac.chance.berkeley.edu


 
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Re: [Micronet] Read this if you've posted an item on Micronet to give away [Poll]

Bill Clark
One of my first days here, I went down the list of mailing lists on the
calmail website and subscribed to a bunch of them.

I'm also on some kind of police notification mailing list so I get crime
reports on a nearly daily basis, and some of them are quite amusing
(because whoever writes them either has a word-of-the-day calendar or a
thesaurus handy, not because the crimes in and of themselves are in any
way funny, of course!)

We have some interesting mailing lists here at the University, though many
of them get very little traffic.

-Bill Clark

> Yeah--we (Michelle Bautista, with a little bit of help from me) created
> the mailing list several years back, but never announced/launched it.
> (How did you even find out about it?)  It's been superseded by the
> exchange.berkeley.edu site.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Ian
>
> On Nov 3, 2010, at 6:34 PM, Bill Clark wrote:
>
>> There is already a [hidden email] list, to which I'm
>> subscribed but which hasn't had any traffic in at least the past several
>> years.
>
> Ian Crew
> Media Vault Program
> Information Services and Technology-Data Services
> University of California, Berkeley
> 2195 Hearst Ave, Second Floor
> http://mvp.berkeley.edu
>
> Outgoing Chair, Chancellor's Staff Advisory Committee
> http://csac.chance.berkeley.edu
>
>



 
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