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11173Re: [Gauge0] G0G AGM

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  • Thor Lawrence
    Sep 7, 2010
      My understanding is that when the G0G site was set up with the "Forum"
      thingy, people were using the facility to discuss Guild politics. One of
      the board -- a supposedly democratically elected representative of the
      membership -- decided that there should be no discussion of Guild
      politics. Whereupon he received a metaphorical two-fingered salute and
      this e-group was established to allow unfettered rational discussion of
      Guild and related affairs.


      Thorgeir Lawrence
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      On 07/09/2010 16:43, jim.snowdon@... wrote:
      > Bruce,
      > There may be a Guild forum, but perhaps the more pertinent question is
      > as to why people should have felt the need to create a separate
      > independent e-group on which to discuss Guild matters. It would suggest
      > a lack of faith in the independence of the Guild forum.
      > Jim
      > ----Original Message----
      > From: wilsonb@... <mailto:wilsonb%40csolve.net>
      > Date: 07/09/2010 14:29
      > To: <Gauge0@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Gauge0%40yahoogroups.com>>
      > Subj: RE: [Gauge0] G0G AGM
      > Thanks Ian. I find the comment about egroups somewhat interesting as
      > there is a section on the G0G Forum titled Guild Matters with this
      > description "This Forum is only for comments about the Guild and how
      > it is run." Seems to me that if a member has an issue with the G0G,
      > either negative or positive, he could voice that issue on the G0G's
      > own forum. For some of us that is the only way we can communicate
      > with other members and see what their thoughts are on the various
      > issues. If the forum is going to be for "attaboys" only then what is
      > the point of having it?
      > At 05:00 9/7/2010, you wrote:
      > >Hi Bruce,
      > >
      > >snipped a bunch......The President used his address to criticise
      > >people who comment on Board matters on e groups etc. My hearing is
      > >not what it was so I missed a lot of it but it seems to me that this
      > >was not really a suitable topic for a supposedly neutral President.
      > >Unless it was very carefully worded to distinguish between those who
      > >post offensive personal remarks and those who exchange constructive
      > >criticism. or comment on issues of real concern then it is in danger
      > >of a "baby and bath water situation and might prove to be offensive
      > >in it's turn to those of us who use e-groups. I understand it is to
      > >be published in the Gazette and I will get the chance to follow it
      > >clearly then. Although I hope that before that it is checked and
      > >edited to ensure that it is in fact what would be expected from a
      > >neutral President and no offence will be given to any group or individual.
      > >
      > >best wishes,
      > >
      > >Ian
      > Bruce Wilson
      > Barrie, Ontario, Canada
      > Life Member NMRA
      > Member Scale 7 Group Gauge 0 Guild 7mmNGA
      > Member Bird Studies Canada Ontario Field Ornithologists
      > Ontario Bird Banding Association Brereton Field Naturalists' Club
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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