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    Re: Setting NavList DORMANT
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2006 Jun 4, 18:32 +0100

    Here's a strange state of affairs.
    
    Frank Reed has written-
    
    | It appears that the opportunity to move the  group to a new server
    has
    | been lost.
    
    and-
    
    | I'm going to set NavList dormant as of midnight  tonight, and I
    | enourage everyone to post on Navigation-L from now on.
    
    ===================
    
    Back on 4 April, commenting in the thread "an experimental navigation
    list" on Nav-l, I wrote-
    
    "With Frank in charge, I fear it would be like playing a game of
    street football, when the other side owns the ball."
    
    That seems to heve been particularly prescient, now that Frank has
    suddenly and unilaterally decided to walk off with his ball, and
    suspend NavList; just like that.
    
    As a subscriber to NavList, I am not aware of my opinion being sought
    on that matter. I suppose others are in the same state, of it coming
    as just as much a surprise to them as it was to me.
    
    I recall Frank protesting how little he relished the title of
    "list-owner", proposing to share control of the new NavList with
    others, and pointing out that such a list depended on its members
    rather than on any "owner". I wonder to what extent the sudden
    decision to suspend  has been shared, or discussed, with others,
    including perhaps Dan Allen, who was specifically named as a
    collaborator.
    
    Just as NavList's birth was a one-man operation, so seems to have been
    its suspension. The moral in this story, it seems to me, is that both
    decisions should have been based on communal discussion, taking in the
    wider navigational community; not a one-man band.
    
    George
    
    contact George Huxtable at george@huxtable.u-net.com
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    
    
    

       
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