How OnlineGroups.net helps Remote Huts

Andrew Buglass

When Andrew Buglass formed a community to maintain remote high country huts, he needed an online tool to support them. People who walk three days over untracked mountains, to repair, seal or paint old shelters don't want bells and whistles. They don't want public attention. They want a simple and effective forum where they can quietly coordinate their work.

Andrew set up the Remote Huts site using OnlineGroups.net and started a private online group. He named the group Permolat, after the material that is used to mark tracks. Group members post to Permolat using email, and over 200 members get the message, just like a listserv. By using sensible subject lines the group can discuss several topics at a time. Using the online archive they can search conversations going back to 2004.

As Permolat grew, Andrew collected photos and information about the huts in remote South Westland. He arranged with OnlineGroups.net to post those on the Remote Huts site. This is now an extensive and detailed catalogue of back country architecture, that OnlineGroups.net is proud to support.

How OnlineGroups.net could help you

With OnlineGroups.net, you get a site of your own, where you can start online groups. Online groups work with email, and they work on the web.

A site of your own

A site of your own

With OnlineGroups.net your groups, and only your groups, are on a site with no ads. You can customise the site for your organisation and use your own domain on the site.

As many groups as you like

On your site, you can start as many groups as you like. The groups can be public or private. Your site members can be in as many groups as you like.

Online groups work with email

Online groups work with email

Online groups work with email, just like listservs. When a group member emails the group, the group sends the email to the group members.

Online groups work on the web

Online groups work on the web

Posts are also stored on your online groups site. You can search and read posts, and files, on the web. And you can post messages and files from the web.

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