Re: Frankly my dear....And New Discussion Forum
RE:>>Now you guys know I'm not into censorship, or control, but honestly
gotten a bit ridiculous, and really has gone on long enough.
I'll be adding a Politics section to my New Discussion Forum just as
soon as I finish this message. Everyone that wants to talk politics, come
on over. Oh, and there ARE sections there about about Hostas,
I have enjoyed learning more about the Hosta people on this list (several
whom I now consider better friends. I previously may have met them
in the past, I knew that they loved Hostas, but now I even know how they
will vote! I don't know half of my friends that well. I thought parts
of the types of discussions that were going on was "friendship building"
in action. Obviously, not everyone sees it that way, so you are right
Lu to do a little chastising...
Personally, I wouldn't join a "politics only" egroup--I'd be afraid
of being kicked off because I started talking about Hostas! Tee Hee
Hee!!! I did, however, find it hard to resist discussing the current
Presidential election fiasco.
The Discussion Forum at http://hostahaven.com/discus will be mostly
open to the public, except for a couple of prototypes for Growers Associations.
It is the same Discus Software that I referred Bob Axemear to last year
(he ran it at the HostaLibrary.org for a while). I believe it is
more conducive toward keeping people on topic, yet will allow open
discussions on anything that the moderator wants to allow. I have
found that list servers actually CAUSE these off-topic conversations because
they ARE open and interactive. People hear the news, want to comment,
and boom--you've got a mess. Usually, however, it eventually dies
down on its own. I guess I never thought of how they could be offensive
since I delete lots of other junk mail on a daily basis anyhow.
IMO, if people don't like the way the discussion is going, they should
try to fill the void, but I do thank you for diplomatically pointing us
back to the original objective, Lu. Come on over, Beth, Narda, Ran,
Chic, Jim, Paul, and anyone else that wants to squabble...:-) You
can go right straight to the discussion forum, if you like, through the
above link, skipping the marketing hype on Hostas...
Andrew Lietzow, Plantsman http://hostahaven.com
1250 41st Street 515-274-0300 voice
Des Moines, IA 50311-2516