scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Re: WHY 'reply off line' ??
Bob Lazell (rlazell@QED.NET
Fri Aug 18 2000 - 17:37:42 CDT
Well, now that the rules crowd has had their say, It's time for those of us
with a different view of what is intended here on Scouts-L to say a few
words: Scouts-L is described as a "On-Line Round-Table" Well folks, does
everyone at a round table sit silently while a topic is being discussed? Do
subjects get brought up and participants are requested to submit their
opinions for compilation into a summary? I think not.
What Scouts-L does best, and does like no other medium can, is give all a
chance to air their views, share experience and information, and yes, babble
on occasional and debate how many Tiger Scouts can dance on the head of a
pin! Do people get offended? You bet! is some of what is posted idle
chatter? You bet! But, all can provide useful informatin; another point of
view, or just a smile or frown as you delete it.
So, chat away, I've learned much (and said much <VBG>) I'm going to hang
around and se what is said, and just like Round Tasbles, soem of the best
stuff is said over coffee or in a heated parking lot discussion!
Bob Lazell, SM
Valley Cottage, NY