Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 13:17:34 -0500
Reply-To: harold harper <smugboys@LOCALNET.COM>
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From: harold harper <smugboys@LOCALNET.COM>
Subject: Fw: Re: Alas...A Good Moderator is Hard to find or Vice Versa
I am finally going to add my two cents worth to this. I was a member about 4
or 5 years ago and dropped out due to the inane amount of posts, very
little of which had much Vanagon content. I started rebuilding my '83 Westy
last fall and resubscribed. A lot of new names appeared along with a few of
the old reliables. At one time I taught the 5th grade and the content lately
reminds me of a bunch of 5th graders when the teacher steps out of the
room. Apparently a lot of members feel compelled to respond to about every
post without really anything of value to offer other than their largely
uneducated comments. I have learned to open posts by about only 4 members
and delete the remainder. The Vanagon List Charter has been posted at least
twice since I have rejoined and is quite clear...even a 5th grader could
read and understand it. If I was the Administrator I would not hesitate to
enforce the charter to the letter. People, it is called discipline. For 42
cents and your opinion you can mail a first class letter in the U.S. of A.
----- Original Message -----
From: "aatransaxle" <daryl@AATRANSAXLE.COM>
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 12:17 PM
Subject: Re: Alas...A Good Moderator is Hard to find or Vice Versa
> Seems to me that not that long ago there were just over 1000 subscribers
> this list.
> Daryl of AA Transaxle
> (425) 788-4070
> 86 Syncro Westy
> Zetec in the trunk
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chris S" <szpejankowski@GMAIL.COM>
> To: <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM>
> Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 5:39 AM
> Subject: Re: Alas...A Good Moderator is Hard to find or Vice Versa
>> As relevant Vanagon content dwindles so will number of list
>> subscribers. We are at risk of turning the Vanagon list into the
>> Van-a-gone list. That would be unfortunate since the level of
>> technical knowledge here is a bit higher than certain alternative
>> On 1/11/09, Michael Sullivan <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> Sorry to post this comment as I am a proponent of free speech, BUT it
>>> that there are no restraints to this list lately in regards to off-topic
>>> posts and continuation of said posts after Fryday. I feel like my delete
>>> is getting worn out. I know that I have had a couple of previous
>>> posts, but this is getting ridiculous. All off-topic posts should be
>>> pmailed or chat!. Nothing else positive to say. Sincerely,
>>> BTW-Little closing quotes are reallllly annoying.
>>> Michael in San Antonio
>>> 91GL AT 'Gringo'
>> Sent from my mobile device
>> Chris S.
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