Suggesting use of a Forum was RE: People - please do not reply to "everyone".

Jim McKenney
Wed, 03 Jun 2009 12:42:33 PDT
Mary Sue wrote: " All of those people who prefer that kind of forum should
join it instead."


That might be good advice to those whose primary consideration is the way
the forum is structured. 

But for those of us who participate for the information, I think better
advice would be to join both, and to join all such forums - at least to the
extent that your time allows.

Thanks, Mary Sue, for pointing out something very obvious to you but
probably not at all obvious to many forum participants: someone has to do a
lot of work to make it happen. I admit that I'm clueless about just how much
time really does go into keeping things going. I am aware that the wiki and
the forum depend on volunteers to maintain the present state of affairs, and
that arrangement does not often allow the luxury of changes.  

I think one aspect of this discussion is a reflection of internet culture:
we expect everything to be free. We need to be reminded occasionally that
real people are giving up their real time to make things happen. I hope
those of you who are doing all the work are not taking it amiss when someone
suggests that things might happen differently. Try to remember that those of
us who have had this great resource given to us free don't live in the same
world as those of you who have worked so hard to make it the invaluable
resource that it is. 

Jim McKenney

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