David H Lawrence (dl3y+%ANDREW.CMU.EDU@CARNEGIE.BITNET)
Fri, 1 May 1992 00:04:35 -0400
The following post is originally from Mark Frazar, he is having trouble
posting directly to the list so I am posting this message for him. If
you would like to respond to him by personal mail his E-mail address is:
I am Mark Frazar, I have been subscribed to the list since early February, I
believe. Up to this point I have just been listening and absorbing and have
only thought of posting on a few occasions. I am quite impressed with
of intelligence and open-mindedness of the discussions of issues on this
list, that issue that we avoid mentioning for fear of bringing it up again
in particular, despite the consideration of a few minor cases of ignorance
and flaming on either side of an issue.
I have been an assistant scoutmaster for troop 366, Louisville, KY of the
Old Kentucky Home council (Camp Crooked Creek, as Adrian mentioned) for 2 yrs.
I am currently attending U of K and living in Lexington. I am an Eagle scout
and have kept the vigil in Zit-Kala-Sha Lodge (OKH council) where I now
serve as one of the co-brotherhood chairmen. I served in 1990 on staff at
Camp Crooked Creek. I am studying Architecture at the University of Kentucky.
One of the few problems I do have with this list, some having been mentioned
before are: The common posting of a short message saying essentially
"You are right, I agree" or provifding information CLEARLY important
only to the sender of the original message to clutter our mail boxes.
Also, a few subscribers appear to read thier mail and respond to each
item as it strikes their interest and before reading all their mail,
resulting in several short messages perhaps cancelling earlier ones every
time this person checks their mail as opposed to one comprehensive message.
Please consider these points. I do not intend to complain, but provide
constructive suggestions which might make this list even better.
I know that last year, everyone not registered for N.O.A.C was asked to leave
patch trading areas (only one official area). A walk-in fee is possible
but I was not aware of such and got the idea that anyone not paying the
$185+ was not officially allowed at any activity. I know some WERE there also.
Seems strange to talk to you through the list, but the topic is relevant.
To confirm a previous mention (hopefully not just saying "I agree"), Patch
trading is almost constant (and more than abundant) throughout the length
of the National O.A. conference, but heightens mid-day between activities
and perhaps toward the end of the 5 days.
I want to again confirm an earlier mention, that there are many interested
in the summer camp information and I would hope that everyone would post
their information for the group to benefit from as it arrives and not send
directly to Alan. I am glad to see his concern for not flooding the list,
having just spent over 5 hours reading and sorting my mail. As Troy now
made clear, his whole point was that we have varied interests and must deal
with waves of messages of trivial importance to us IF others are interested
and following it closely.
Thank you for your time and your contributions to many of the recent topics.
Mark D. Frazar
UK ASM T366
Zit-Kala-Sha Lodge #123
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City