Earlier this month the Flashcomm list went into oblivion. I thought Chattyfig went down and didn't pay much attention to it. It happened before and the people at Figleaf always managed to get it up and running very quickly. I still remember the email or posting from Branden Hall that he took a spare PC of his own to Figleaf Software, install Mailman and set up Flashcoders ( boy that seems like forever ago..1999? 2000? ).
While the Flashcommunity was raving about the 10 Year Flash microsite, i noticed it didn't say a word about good ol' Chattyfig and the excellent free service provided by Figleaf. I think that is a shame. Chattyfig and it's service and existence is very much a part of Flash's 10 year History and although we take it for granted ( and some of us have very strong opinions on the 'signal to noise' ratio over some of it's mailinglists ) we easily forget how much we rely on it from time to time. There are hundreds of thousands of hits in Google's index on questions and answers we posted on the mailinglists and it all makes up a very rich and excellent resource for both beginners and expert developers working on the Flash Platform.
I sent out two emails before to Dave Watts at Figleaf to ping what's up with the Flashcomm list. I know there are less of us Flash Media Server developers but we appreciate the service and post our geeky questions about NetStreams and Webcams and Capture Cards in our little cozy corner of the Flash Community. So if anyone from Figleaf is listening, please bring back the Flashcomm list! My eternal gratitude to you guys :)
Link: Flashcomm error on Chattyfig.