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Re: ADMIN: OT: subject tags (was shouting in e-mail)

Hi Everybody,

I don't think this list or the old Iris Talk ever suffered from an
overdose of off topic posts.  I do personally enjoy it when a poster
intertwines a third dimension into an Iris or Iris Photos post.  We are,
after all, very diverse people from different parts of the world with a
common interest.  

I personally enjoy little facts about members diverse back grounds. We
have librarians, piano teachers, software gurus, animal lovers and tons
of other specialists here.  I think people can enjoy each other and keep
the content relevant in the same post.

I personally love hearing why a member loves and grows a specific
cultivar.  Naturally others will bite at the thread and say they're
enchanted as well.  This to me is valid discussion and should remain
online. He have subject tags to help readers delete the posts they don't
want to read.  Take away the warmth of the human element and we'll end
up with a mighty cold list.  As a long time member of this Iris Talk, I
don't feel as if this list is yet in a  position where we need to be be
put in a constrictive strangle hold with list or netiquette rules and
regulations.  I feel as if things flow very well here, lets let it flow
again.  Of course, these are my own thoughts and some of you may
strongly disagree.  

Best Regards
Chris  Darlington

John Jones wrote:
> Ellen Gallagher wrote:
> >*If people change the subject of the original thread,
> >P-L-E-A-S-E change the subject tag to correspond.
> >
> I  also would encourage people to change subject tags when the subject
> of the post has gone off in a new direction. It helps everyone.
> >** There is no need for folks to post 10 times a day on a list
> >unless they are in a medical emergency. In that case, dial
> >9-1-1.
> >
> Well, yes and no.  There is no restriction on the number of posts anyone
> can make to the list. However, I have noticed over the past couple of
> months a significant increase of personal messages that have been sent
> to the list instead of being sent privately. " Thank you"s and " you
> take great pictures" and "will you send me some of that" and "I agree
> whole heartedly" similar types of messages should be sent privately to
> the individual.
> There are certainly expecption to the above, but the criteria should be,
> "is my message something that is informative to everyone, or a question
> that everyone will be interested in?"  I don't want to drive any
> relevent questions or comments off the list, and you should certainly
> err on the side of sending it to the list, but messages that are only of
> interest to the sender and the recipient should be sent privately. I
> realize that we develop relationships on the list and that we mostly
> have a "big family" feeling to most of what goes on, and that is good.
> Also, try to refrain form posting or responding to posts that have
> little to do with irises. If an issue comes up that bothers you,
> *write*to*me*. The list doesn't need to know that, for instance, the way
> someone signs their messages drives you up the nearest wall.
> No, I am not picking on anyone in particular (at least right now <grin>)
> I am declaring an official end to the Shouting thread. If you have more
> to say, either let it go, or send it to ME.
>  John                     | "There be dragons here"
>                          |  Annotation used by ancient cartographers
>                          |  to indicate the edge of the known world.
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