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Re: Information Age Holdback Nonsense
In the April 2001 F&E, there are 10 ads, ALL offering fish or eggs. Of
the 10 ads listed, 4 are fish only, 4 are fish and eggs, and 2 list eggs
only. More importantly, 6 have e-mail addresses, and the four ads that
did not included a telephone number.
Maybe I've missed the point, but it seems to me that the most
time-critical service provided by the AKA are the show announcements and
the F&E listing; and as far as I know, the fish or eggs would still need
to be sent via snail mail (for faster service, Express Snail Mail?!
:-)). I may be mistaken, but I was under the impression that most of
the members who are offering some of their killifish or killifish eggs
are doing this to help spread the killifish among the membership and
maybe help offset some of their costs for the hobby, not to make a quick
buck. And, by using the F&E listing, both the buyer and seller agree to
abide by the Code of Ethics.
I don't recall ever seeing that many ads in the F&E from members listing
ONLY a species wanted. True, there could be a 4-8 week delay between
placing an ad with the F&E Chairman (Bill Gallaher, bill at killi_net)
since the deadline is the 10th of the month preceding the issue (hint,
hint, the 10th of May is approaching for the deadline for the June
issue), but placing the ad means that the member is serious about
wanting the fish, and hasn't been able to locate the fish locally.
Has the point of the recent thread been to beat up on the BOT and poor
Barry and Tom for not satisfying a need for immediate gratification by
providing a source for a desired rare fish, or is there something else?
The AKA is a VOLUNTEER organization, and I take exception when this
*minor* detail has been overlooked. If you aren't happy with the way
the BOT is running things, run for a seat on the BOT. If you have
issues with the way something is being said or done, let the individual
know offline. There is no need to air your complaints in public; no
need to insult, offend, or embarrass someone in public.
I'm sorry, I'll get off my soapbox now.
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