NEW: PBS Market Place

James Waddick
Tue, 03 May 2011 08:12:45 PDT
Dear PBSers,

	Recently the PBS officers and board had a long teleconference 
where we discussed a number of outstanding efforts. One topic of 
continuing concern has been the subject of commercial activity on the 

	PBS gets a very good deal on its web  activities from this 
online list to the wiki thanks to the kindness of ibiblio. You might 
check out our host's web site for a range of interesting topics

	We are able to get their services by keeping all commerce and 
business off the elist and keep to our educational goal and basics. 
Our BX/SX is able to operate due to the fact that all materials are 
donated and actual business is conducted by private email with the 
BX/SX Director, Dell Sherk. We also allow commercial members to 
announce occasional news by directing readers to other web sites. We 
especially disdain from specifics of dollars and cents.

	But as the online list grows and times change, we see a need 
for a commercial outlet. Ellen Hornig, the  proprietor of the 
recently closed 'Seneca Hill Perennials' has come to the rescue. With 
Ellen's willingness to become ringmaster and the board's approval, I 
am very pleased to announce a new PBS benefit: The PBS Market Place.

	The PBS Market Place is a web site for members to buy, sell 
or trade seeds, bulbs, pollen of bulbous plants.

	Take a look at…

	This is owned and operated by Ellen and she will make day to 
day decisions and operations.  Alll activity must be conducted 
through this web site or by private emails. We hope this will totally 
restrict commercial activity from our ibiblio web activities.

	This is a six(6) month trial. At the end of six months, we 
will assess its success. It is extremely important to the viability 
of PBS that sales and trades do not reduce BX/SX donations or income. 
If the site become too big, too active or basically too much work for 
Ellen we will also determine its long term fate.

	So we encourage members of the elist, members of PBS and 
general bulb-lovers to try out the site. Ellen has suggested and I 
certainly agree that it would be very nice for sellers to donate 10% 
of their proceeds to PBS, but this is a voluntary contribution.

	Since this is a new effort, we assume some aspects of the 
service may change and details revised as the activity grows.  If you 
have suggestions for its operation, please contact Ellen or me. So 
don't all flood Ellen immediately, but let's get some new activity 
going. We ask that all participants keep all activity to the PBS 
Market Place and DO NOT make commercial announcements on this elist. 
Ellen or PBS will make announcements as we see the need.

	We hope you appreciate and use the new PBS Market Place. 
Please send all compliments and complaints to Ellen, who will share, 
or direct to me.

	Big thanks to Ellen for volunteering and taking on this new 
member service. Good wishes and good luck.

			Enjoy.		Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
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