Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 14:58:32 -0500
Reply-To: Jonathan Farrugia <jfarrugi@UMICH.EDU>
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From: Jonathan Farrugia <jfarrugi@UMICH.EDU>
Subject: Re: Alas...A Good Moderator is Hard to find or Vice Versa
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i have to agree with Daryl on this matter i've been on and off the list
since about 1998. a while back when the post that started the 'good old
days' thread came across the list and said that there are only some 800
members i was surprised and not surprised.
i was surprised that membership had dropped that low, however having been
back on the list for several months now it had seemed to me like technical
content had given way to alot of verbal masturbation. i had wondered if
many of the good technical posters were just keeping quite and letting the
other talk until their hearts content. however with that low membership
number it obvious that the list is seeing a loss of people.
if you search the archives you will find a post that Mark Drillock made
some years back about the changing demographic of vanagon owners. i still
think that email is an interesting read.
one can also read the nytimes articles about this very email list and see
how well what they are experiencing today stacks up to what was described
in that article. in general i hate message boards so i remain here and
not somewhere else.
On Mon, 12 Jan 2009, aatransaxle wrote:
> Seems to me that not that long ago there were just over 1000 subscribers to
> this list.
> Daryl of AA Transaxle
> (425) 788-4070
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> ----- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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'
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