Actually, I disagree. I like getting the emails in my inbox, and I like not having to go to the discussion board, which I find of questionable value. Sometimes, it's hard to disseminate the 5% real good, valid information from the 95% crap misinformation, or crap I don't want to read. If it shows up in my email, I can just delete it. I don't have to wade through a bunch of crap to find what I need.
I understand about private lists, but I'm on the PDGA Board, and I don't read THAT discussion board either. It has very little real value, and is full of misinformation. Maybe our board will be different.