"The subject of using the AHS web site for sharing newsletters
ongoing one. It is not a dead issue! In fact if you visit the AHS web
www.hosta.org , right on the home page you will see:
coming soon to
a special membership site for Limited on-line access to
A full, searchable hosta registration database with
AHS national & regional editor news exchange service
updated FAQs "
It is ludicrous for the AHS to take articles written by
non-AHS members, that are shared and read by non-AHS members(via the NLE
exchange) and lock them up for viewing only by AHSers.
Del-marva Hosta Society has very few AHS members and very few
internet users but I would hope that those that do have computers would be
able to peruse articles that are exchanged via an electronic NLE whether they
are AHS members or not.
What is the reasoning around denying them access to articles
that they might now read if they are included in their society's
If the AHS is trying to promote hostas, why not let the
public have access to these articles? They may become more interested in hostas
and even may join the AHS?
I apologize if this response sounds