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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000344.txt from 1995/03

From: CLARK FOBES <reedman@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: A call for restraint and sanity
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 1995 01:38:28 -0500

You wrote:

>
>Dear members of the clarinetist's forum,
>
>I believe that a quote from Lewis Carroll is in order:
>
>"The time has come, the walrus said, to speak of many things, of
sailing
>ships and sealing wax and whether pigs have wings..."
>
>What I'm really referring to is the immense quantity of redundant and
>misdirected messages being sent via this medium. On compuserve, I would
have
>exhausted my 90 messages allotment in about 4 days. Bunches of messages
are
>being sent which add nothing new to a discussion, or, should have been
>directed to one individual. To wit, the plethora of messages re: the
stately
>Polacca....
>
>Is it REALLY necessary to reiterate & reiterate the same (or similar)
>comments ad nauseum????
>
>Are 4 and 5 postings from the same person on the same day or, in some
cases,
>on several days REALLY necessary????
>
>Does EVERYBODY have to confess to the populace-at large about using
>shoestring
> ligatures as though it were a deadly sin???
>
>Those of you on the internet at college may have unlimited connect
times...
>but to spend 10 minutes a day or even twice a day downloading redundant
>messages with "the meter running" has REALLY gotten old!
>
>In no way do I mean to demean any one.
>
>I REALLY enjoy the forum.
>
>Let's respect each other's monthly homage to the "Billing Gods" at AOL,
>Compuserve, and the like by using a bit of restraint.
>
>I hope you all will take this comment as it is intended: That is, not
to
>stifle the open nature of this forum but rather to realize the burden
of
>responsibility that it imposes on all of the members!
>
>Thanks!
>
>Yes, comments are welcome!
>
>Louis Elliott Natkin
>
>WITH ALL DUE RESPECT THIS IS NOT A MEDIATED FORUM. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO
READ ANY POSTING THAT YOU MAY DEAM REDUNDANT. IF YOU ARE REALLY SERIOUS
ABOUT BEING ON THE INTERNET AND DON'T WANT TO PAY THROUGH THE NOSE GET
A DIRECT INTERNET ACCOUNT THROUGH ONE OF MANY SERVERS

Clark w Fobes

   
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