I would agree that the postings which gave rise to your note
weren't flattering to anyone. One person's "pissy mood" results in
another's insult. The flame wars begin.
Not making excuses for anyone, but safety is a foremost concern to
those of us who reenact history. North American reenactors create
risk each time we light a cook fire, stake down a tent rope, or fix
bayonets. Event sites are usually public property, but they must
manage risk as well.
While we hope what we do is interesting to the public, nowhere I am
aware of are we indemnified from the risks of 'living history'. We
already have more safety concerns than unpaid volunteers should have
to deal with, in my view. So wild rumors of arson and provocative
hints of physical violence have no place here. Besides, they likely
violate Yahoo's user agreements and perhaps even statutory law. But
please check your "pissy moods", along with your shootin' irons, at
I'll probably annoy someone somewhere with my remarks. If so, it's
not my intent to give offense, just my point of view as a re-enactor.
... my 2 cents worth, Dave
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, Angela <deedle_momof3@y...> wrote:
> Well, I have to admit I'm awfully disappointed with the maturity of
many of the folks on this newsgroup, and have been since I signed up
nearly a year ago. If it weren't for the informative posts and the
helpful (and some very nice) people on this list, I'd have bailed
> This is a list to share information and excitement on the topic of
the War of 1812. I cannot believe how common it is for people here to
be so belittling in the way they speak to people. It's just plain
disrespectful and hurtful. (And very inappropriate).
> Play nice, people! I don't want the next event I attend to require
> Angela Bourbonnais
> Craig Williams <sgtwarner@s...> wrote:
> I think this is a case of one side taking the other side too
> Every one , put the bayonet down, back away, take a deep breath,
> On 1-Jun-05, at 10:10 AM, Terry Lubka wrote:
> > Mark,
> > Of all people I'd have to say you were out of line. First this is
> > egroup for reenactors of the War of 1812. The discussion was
> > possible act of violence/vandalism at an 1812 event. You make a
> > about "giving the cold steel of a bayonet" to any offenders.
> > What kind of comment is that? This is a serious issue and you
> > with something like this?
> > John assumed you were a reenactor of this time frame and being
> > to be a safety officer at an upcoming 1812 event has to look for
> > people who aren't safety minded on the field. With bravado
> > like yours what do you expect? If it were a joke you were making
> > I'd have to say your timing was off.
> > Terry
> > 25th US
> > The War of 1812: In Europe, thousands fought over the fate of
> > of square miles: in North America, hundreds determined the fate
> > THOUSANDS of square miles...
> > Unit Contact information for North America:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Crown Forces Unit Listing:
> > http://1812crownforces.tripod.com
> > American Forces Unit Listing
> > http://usforces1812.tripod.com
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
> The War of 1812: In Europe, thousands fought over the fate of
hundreds of square miles: in North America, hundreds determined the
fate of THOUSANDS of square miles...
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