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  • Thor Lawrence
    Sep 7 10:40 AM
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      I apologise.
      I have obviously misunderstood what was happening.

      Yrs
      Thor


      Thorgeir Lawrence
      Technical editing for the applied natural sciences
      GSM: 00354+ 868 5124
      Skype: thorlawrence

      On 07/09/2010 17:25, John Birch wrote:
      >
      >
      > No Thor. As I have just posted, the Guild forum was established in late 2004
      > with the revised website and from the outset had a section for Guild
      > matters. This eGroup dates back to around 1999 - 2000. When I was setting up
      > the website, there was no direction from the Guild Board or Council to draw
      > back from offering members a forum to debate Guild matters.
      >
      > John Birch
      > Former Guild webmaster
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Gauge0@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Gauge0%40yahoogroups.com>
      > [mailto:Gauge0@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Gauge0%40yahoogroups.com>] On
      > Behalf Of
      > Thor Lawrence
      > Sent: 07 September 2010 18:12
      > To: Gauge0@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Gauge0%40yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: Re: [Gauge0] G0G AGM
      >
      > 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.
      >
      > Yrs
      > Thor
      >
      > Thorgeir Lawrence
      > Technical editing for the applied natural sciences
      > GSM: 00354+ 868 5124
      > Skype: thorlawrence
      >
      > On 07/09/2010 16:43, jim.snowdon@...
      > <mailto:jim.snowdon%40tiscali.co.uk> 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>
      > <mailto:wilsonb%40csolve.net>
      > > Date: 07/09/2010 14:29
      > > To: <Gauge0@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Gauge0%40yahoogroups.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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