scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: WHY 'reply off line' ??
Thu Aug 17 2000 - 11:53:47 CDT
>Remember, there are over 3000 people on Scouts-L. If everyone answers to >the
list, one conversation begins to dominate the list for days. With a 50
>message per day limit, we have ended up in multi-day backups before.
Yes there about 3000 wonderful folks on ScoutsL, but there are also many times
that number who monitor ScoutsL on the Internet. Also, I refer to ScoutsL
archives a lot for help which only come from ScoutsL post.
The frustration is from post that don't offer any Additional Useful Information
toward the thread and scouting program. Sometimes our emotions compel us to
publicly get in the last word. Next time you're about to send a post to ScoutsL,
ask yourself, "Will this post benefit a scouting program somewhere?" If the
answer is no, then respond privately. Otherwise, give us your great ideas. Along
with that, if you think your post might hurt just one person, no matter how much
you think they deserve it, handle it privately.
Great thread on the Philmont, Northern Tier and Venture. Hope we get more on
program changes. I love this Scouting Stuff.