[LINK] this list - perhaps restating the LINK charter would help
anthony.hornby at cdu.edu.au
Thu Jun 16 11:34:42 EST 2005
On Wed, 2005-06-15 at 17:19 +1000, Greg Taylor wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Jun 2005 12:09:21 +1000, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > ....
> >like any mailing list, LINK is what the participants make it.
> >perhaps if you participated in the list rather than just lurked
> >then there might be more content that appeals to you.
> I joined link in 1995 and was once an active participant. That was back in the days when the list actually stuck to its charter. It was one of the few lists where netiquette was a respected and well-understood mode of operating. It had a large, active, well-informed and well-credentialled membership and the debate was always interesting. Ad hominem attacks were rare.
> I lost interest in participating actively when link discussion became dominated by egos and barrow-pushers. There are still many of the original glitterati around, but they too rarely participate.
> > in other words, if you want something specific from LINK then
> > lead by example and by contribution, rather than just by telling
> > other people to shut up.
> There lies the rub. The list is devalued because of the rubbish that is posted and people turn off and tune out. If it just happened occasionally it would be tolerated, but almost every thread gets diverted off into the same old rhetoric, over and over and over ....
> Life's too short.
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I'm a lurker mainly - I only contribute when I feel my comments mights
add something to the discussion, and to date that isn't all that often.
perhaps when I think I have gained a little more knowledge /
experience / insight I'll be a more regular contributor.
Generally I am happy to politely listen and be informed.
For those who weren't around in the early days (like me) I think it
might be informative to hear from those founding members what they feel
the charter of LINK was / is / will be.
This might provide a little focus and clarity.
Also as someone new to LINK mailing list etiquette,
what are the generally accepted conventions for this list?
Top posting / bottom posting / quoting original / not quoting - a guide
to those purely administrative details would be useful.
If such a guide already exists please enlighten me as to where I can
Mr Anthony Hornby RHCE BIT ALIATEC
Library Systems & Technology Coordinator
Charles Darwin University | CRICOS 300K
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