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    (OFF-TOPIC) Re: Navlist happening
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2010 Nov 23, 22:51 -0800

    Greg R (that's gregr_ingest, by email address, and just to avoid confusion, Greg Rudzinski is a different person entirely),

    You wrote:
    "just go away and start your own group somewhere else."

    No, no, no. Please DO NOT say things like this. It's very rude (sorry but that's the case). Also, with a subject as small as ours, it wouldn't work at all (unless they form a private club, which is possible but it would probably die out rather quickly and it would have no lasting value). Consider what would happen: if some small sub-group of NavList decided to prove a point and start an alternative public community, with exactly the same topic, all that would happen is we would end up with people posting replies to one another in separate venues. For example, if person X starts an online forum B and decides to post a message about some points made by person Y in the original forum A, then person Y will simply reply to those points back in forum A. And then person X would reply in the new forum B and so on. Meanwhile person Z, who has no interest in this grand "schism" would simply sign up for both groups and become annoyed by the confusion. This changes nothing, but adds a layer of nuisance. And the vast majority of people following these discussions would be in the position of person "Z" --they would gain no benefit at all from having two discussion groups. They would sign up to both communities and either deal with the nuisance or just give up and find something else to do with their time.

    -FER


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