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Re: Off-topic posts

Subject: Re: Off-topic posts
From: Doug Von Gausig <>
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2003 08:14:08 -0700
At 08:00 AM 9/2/2003, you wrote:
>Martyn Stewart wrote:
> >Doug is right, this is a nature recordists group and should be kept this
> >way, I would love to be able to talk the occasional environmental issue
> >such as the recent topic of West Nile, I love the perspective that Walt,
> >Pete and everyone else puts in but unfortunately we can't continue
> >because of the nature of this group and what it was intended to
> be.<<<snip>>>
> >
>Jim Lee wrote:
>Actually we could continue the discussion in this very forum. It, like
>all off topic strings, will eventually run its course and could even
>turn to something directly related to nature recording. For my part this
>has been a very minor diversion. I like the idea that people feel
>somewhat free to bring up and discuss peripheral matters. I say don't
>start another group. It will have a very limited life (as this string is
>likely to have) and draw people out of the group. Just let it be and
>relax. Delete what you do not want to read or post something that you
>do. Let's not become too controlling or impatient.
>Jim Lee

Some us, like your loyal moderator, also belong to groups such as BirdChat,=

Ornith-L, NEOORN-L, etc., etc., where these topics are legitimately and
completely discussed. Some of us, like your faithful moderator, must read
every post to the group, relevant or not, and cannot afford the luxury of
simply deleting off-topic posts. I am generally very tolerant of O-T posts,=

but this one looked like it had "legs" to me. I like Martyn's idea - I've
joined up. As this group's moderator, I say let's return, gentle reader, to=

nature recording.

Doug Von Gausig
Clarkdale, Arizona, USA
Nature Recordists e-mail group

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