Re: DONE, YES!!
Norman J. MacLeod (gaelwolf@MARLIN.SSNET.COM)
Sun, 9 Apr 1995 10:04:17 EDT
You wrote -
>I see we are done with Women in scouting, Uniforms, and Equipment. Lets
>see if we can get on to other subjects.
I think you are being a bit unfair to those who desired to discuss these
issues. In Scouts-L, as with any other Internet interest group, the
conversation threads are driven by those who have an interest in discussing
the subject at hand. If you do not wish to participate in that particular
thread, you do not have to. It's there for you to join in on if you wish. If
you don't even want to see any articles on a particular thread, you can
usually use your software to prevent the thread from appearing on your
system. (If your software will not allow you to do this, it may be time to
load in a mail application that will...)
You, too, are in control of what goe on here - just as much as anyone else
is. If you are not pleased with the topics under discussion, why you are
perfectly free to start a new thread of your own! See, that's the beauty of
this whole concept - people discussing issues and topics they want to
discuss. You can't do this with a magazine, newspaper, or even television.
Your ability to do so on radio talk shows is severely limited by what the
moderator wishes to discuss. Here you are free do bring up anything you
wish, and everyone else is free to participate in your thread - or not - as
tickles their particular fancy.
Bottom line - if you want to get on to other subjects, why not start a few
new threads? You might find one that hits people close enough to home to get
an interesting extended discussion going. If you don't, why then, you will
simply have to sit in on whatever other people wish to talk about. The
responsibility is yours, and the ball is back in your court.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City