Gina Gestautas (NORTH@DRYCAS.BITNET)
Sun, 30 Aug 1992 11:20:00 EDT
I also agree that in general (much due to the world-wide nature of the
Internet and the fact that you don't have to be SUBSCRIBED) that
for me... rec.scouting has become a subject scanning group... this means
that I have not unsubscribed.. but in stead of SOME groups where I read
ALL the mail.. no matter what the topic (and yes.. there are a few)..
that for rec.scouting I scan the subjects and even if there is some positive
comments.. if an article has a bashing or controversial headline.. I skip it.
I love this program enough that if I read all (or alot of) the hate mail..
I would indeed get very cynical.. I don't mind a good discussion or debate..
but 80 percent of the comments are VERY ANTI BSA and suppportive of any
boycott by any company against the BSA. Everyone has their right to do so..
but that means that I might miss some of the good comments because I can't
stand to only read these hateful (and often uninformed comments). I do
think that it is a good forum and that it >SHOULD be out there (especially
since one time for example.. someone was trying to find THIS forum SCOUTS-L)
But don't consider me a very enthusiastic member of rec.scouting because of
the reasons I just mentioned. I get much more positive information from
SCOUTS-L. Just my two bits.. your mileage may vary.
Gina Gestautas "Teach each child as if he is your own...
(Longhorn Council) He may influence yours when they are grown."
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