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    Re: An experimental Navigation List
    From: Jean-Philippe Planas
    Date: 2006 Apr 12, 14:24 -0700
    As far as I am concerned the list seems to be still running and should be kept so. As long as there is "traffic" on the line I think it would be a shame to throw away a tool that served everybody so well for several years and was administered skilfully.
    I nevertheless enrolled to Frank's site in order to be ready to migrate if necessary and to avoid missing interesting posts.
    I was saddened by the posts exchanged during the last couple of weeks. I am sure I must miss something, I am not a computer specialist, but I believe those posts have no close relationships with the topics we want to be discussed here: Navigation
    JPP

    Robert Eno <enoid{at}NORTHWESTEL.NET> wrote:
    For those of us who have sitting on the sidelines, observing the discussions between the heavy hitters on this list, I would like to ask the following question:

    Is Navigation-L on its way out? Should we all simply migrate over to Frank's site and start posting there? Notwithstanding that I have signed on to Frank's rogue site :-^), my sense of loyalty precludes my abandoning Dan's site altogether. It has served us well all of these years.

    But now Dan appears to be throwing in the towel too.

    And despite the doom and gloom, it appears to me that the crew is still actively participating in discussions on Navigation-L.

    How about we get out of limbo and make a decsion, en masse? Or is that really possible with such a diverse group?

    Personnally, I think Dan will have to shut down Navigation-L before I abandon ship. Loyalty is stubborn trait in me.

    Robert



    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Dan Hogan
    Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2006 9:00 am
    Subject: Re: An experimental Navigation List

    > I am all for this. I am not married to this list. I took the job when
    > ronin.com was
    > closed.
    >
    > I need at least ONE owners name to change the owner's name to.
    >
    > I will provide what historical data I have and manual to the new
    > owner.
    > Dan Hogan
    > dhhogan1---.net
    > http://www.offsoundings.info/navl.htm
    >
    > *******************************************************
    > [Big SNIP]
    > > Having said this, I will admit that there is an "impression" of
    > authority> that goes with the title of list owner, and as I said
    > right away, in the
    > > initial post about NavList, I would be happy to see distributed
    > ownership of the
    > > list (three to five people maybe?). In fact, if it's not too
    > complicatedto
    > > make it work, I don't give a damn whether I am included in that
    > group or
    > not. I
    > > also would have no problem transfering ownership to one person (Dan
    > Hogan? Is
    > > this still an "authority" you want?), but I suggest a group of
    > managers> simply because people sleep and go on vacation and on
    > an active list,
    > it's good
    > > to have somebody watching for problems 24/7.
    >



    JPP


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