- Aug 30, 2003Flame on eh Larry?
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "Larry Lozon" <lalozon@n...> wrote:
> From: "Robert R. White, Esq." <whiteesq@y...>
> Mr. Moderator - do you really think that "newbees" to the list will
> through what my computer shows to be an archive of 18,868 entries to
> find a simple answer to a question
> If you have the info why not just share it?
Ya why not? A quick replay of a previously posted reply usualy is
faster that a page long flame job.
> Pvt. White,
> I assume you are addressing me as I posted the email you refer to.
> I am NOT Mr. Moderator rather Mr. "ASSISTANT" Moderator.
> As for archive of 18,868 entries I do believe there is a search
> ferret out a topic.
Give it a try it's not very user friendly and the newbies to using a
group probally will find it even harder to use.
> and finally I do believe as the description of this group states:
> " forum for discussion of all aspects of the War of 1812-14 ....
> this list is primarily designed to facilitate easy communications
Read above line. RE: easy communications
> If research is required I must state that this list is very good at
> even tho some Subscribers who share their knowledge are professional
> researchers who do charge for their expertise. But give it freely
> group ... I believe that is called "working for nothing" which most
> us do not do ..........
Actually we all do at events. (sure we love it but it's still work)
> I do believe the original emails I responded to were actually
> that they didn't want an Umbrella Group and they were not going to
> drink their Coke out of a period vessel if they did not want to and
> asking a question was not allowed on this list
Better re-read those messages. (try the search to find them) Seem to
me you got a few messages mixed up and (Like the Star) are miss
> Those of us on this list for a while also know that the wealth of
> contained within this list's subscribers supersedes any research
> A little work by one who wants a question answered is a small price
> for the answers found at the list web site archives.
Gee we answer the same stupid question twenty times a day (at events)
about how hot our costumes are maybe we should just have cards with
this groups address and tell Joe Public to do a search.
> And as my 2 cents cannot be compared to your USA currency
> (1 Canadian Dollar = 0.72171 US Dollar)
> I of course bow to your wisdom, and agree,
> who the hell do I think I am to think that "newbees" to the list
> in the archive to find a simple answer to a question, when all they
> do is ask on the list .............
Gee list = Ask question = answer.
I suggest that if you see a question that has been posted just don't
reply rather than flame a potential asset to the group.
> Without prejudice or tact,
I agree with the second part in this case.
Gord (not from Maryland)
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