[LINK] The future of Link
r.hazeltine at uws.edu.au
Tue Jun 14 19:19:35 EST 2005
On Tue, 14 Jun 2005, Jim Birch wrote:
> I'm actually interested in these things, but I find the version of this
> argument running on Link trivializes the subject, is repetitive, goes
> nowhere, but, most importantly DECREASES THE VALUE OF LINK. I don't
> have the time read the volume of posts, let alone the inclination to
> participate in arguments where no one learns, develops or moves their
> position. Link is becoming a disheartening waste of the time of a
> talented group of people. Which is sad considering how much I have
> enjoyed it and and the number of people on board who have genuine
> information to share.
> I'm not sure what to do about it but I'd like posters to consider that
> their recipients - all of us - before hitting send: Is it your agenda,
> or ours?
I used to love this list. Then I became uninterested observer over time
precisely for the reasons that have been outlined in this current thread.
I have been tossing up for some time whether it is worth the bother of
sifting through the posting to get to the gems. The noice ratio has been
pretty high for quite some time.
I have been debating with myself for months whether or not to unsubscribe,
ending my "spiral of doom" interest wise. It has nothing to do with
passionately held views or, to some extent, personal abuse (as much as I
find that distastful). It has to do with the useful, intellegent
discussion that characaterised the list - now seemingly lost.
I'll be patient a little longer, but the lurching status can easy change
to unsubscribed if the current situation continues. I'd hate to think
that such a unique list only constitute those who are a pain in the neck.
Robert Hazeltine Phone: +61(2) 9678-7621
Senior Analyst/Programmer Email: r.hazeltine at uws.edu.au
University of Western Sydney http://www.uws.edu.au/
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