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Re: lists - another idea - ONE list

I have to agree with a lot of points there.   One thing that I truly
believe would help with ALL lists is if we pay a little more attention to
SUBJECT lines.  Change them.  Edit them.  Make them say what the posts
about.  Also, I'm about to edit the config file here such that all
NFC at actwin_com posts will have the word NFC: prefixed to the subject, to
make life a little easier.

J. L. Wiegert
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On Wed, 21 Oct 1998 CEFCHURCH at aol_com wrote:

> Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 00:22:09 EDT
> From: CEFCHURCH at aol_com
> Reply-To: nfc at actwin_com
> To: nfc at actwin_com
> Subject: Re: lists - another idea - ONE list
> I have to go along with Mark.  Due to time constraints, I'm trying to figure
> which lists I am going to drop now. NFC and NANFA  are not under
> consideration.  
> Multiple lists on the same general subject matter with basically the same
> people may not turn out to be the most efficient way in hindsight.  Keep in
> mind that some are already displeased with double posts between NFC and NANFA.
> Are we going to post the "Trading Post" on all of these?  When someone has
> live food, plant and general fish keeping questions, answers and information,
> will they post on all of the sublists?  You bet.
> Before a lot of talented, well intentioned people put a lot of time and effort
> in to this, let us think out some other options.  
> First I would suggest we determine why some think it is necessary to come up
> with subgroups.  And really listen to what they say and understand their
> views.  
> I've read where some would prefer to read nothing but native fish related
> stuff and drop everything else.  No more of my bad jokes or others' herp
> stories or religion, politics and whatever else that comes up.  Some,
> including myself, just want some of that stuff dropped.  I haven't gotten any
> negative feed back about the jokes.  I enjoy the herp stories.  Turtles,
> snakes, ponds and such seem to be a natural extension of many who are
> interested in natives. If some of our members go to South America and collect
> tropicals, I'd love to hear about it.  Its too soon to predict now, but I may
> travel to China in the next couple of years on business and will tour a family
> owned Goldfish farm (Goldfish are native to China).  Probably most would be
> interested in hearing the story if I go. 
> Perhaps we should examine alternative ways to run our current list.  Robert
> Rice probably doesn't have time to run a moderated list where all messages are
> checked before they are posted.  He's much more valuable in other areas.
> Maybe we need to establish some stronger list rules and do a little self
> policing.  The ones that come to mind are making sure we match subject headers
> to the actual subject and to make sure we handle some subjects privately.  A
> little more time and detail in the subject header alone should solve a lot of
> problems. The rules will be broken sometimes, but I think most of us will
> respond to gentle reminders, say we are sorry, and try to sin no more.  I did
> it just the other day.  
> Would others please put thought in to this subject and let the rest of us
> know.
> Respectfully,
> Chuck Church
> CEFChurch at aol_com
> PO Box 2067
> Indianapolis, Indiana 46206-2067
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