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Re: Cyber species maintenance
George Slusarczuk wrote:
> Third, the old "what's in it for me?" bit. Here I don't mean some profit
> motive but, as was already mentioned in the discussion, a recognition
> system has to be put in place, if we want the program to attract more
> members than only the dedicated few.
George, I think you've raised some good points that need to be discussed and tweaked
a bit - perhaps there is the potential here to make the system work. I'd just like
to add a comment to the above.
I'm not sure a recognition system is needed. There are so many awards now that they
have lost their meaning in some cases. I think that many times people working with
specific species could find greater satisfaction if they were in close, easy to
maintain contact with other members of the program with the same species. With the
internet we now have the capability to communicate almost instantly just like
meeting at the local club. Members of the program could share successes and
failures, methods, and the number of eggs/fry/adults they are maintaining. The last
thing we need is another list but perhaps it could be done with a direct message
with copies to all members of the program. This assumes that the number of breeders
will be relatively small for any one species.
In short, I think people don't like working alone. This club was founded as a
correspondence club but we no longer practice corresponding. With the Net we are
now communicating differently and perhaps that is all that is need to keep a species
program going. Communication between breeders with the same objectives and