Re: Traffic on the Freestateproject email list
- As Curtis said, not everyone uses Yahoo groups anymore. We have some groups on Google, and the main place for discussion is the FSP's own forum:
Even that forum is underutilized, in my opinion because it is not integrated with the FSP's member database. We hope to address that soon.
--- In email@example.com, "PhilB" <phil@...> wrote:
> Debates and discussion on this list are not being discouraged or suppressed, Tim. ANY debate or discussion that pertains to the business of the FSP is encouraged here. "All things Free State", yes, but "all things New Hampshire" not necessarily pertinent.
> Traffic here was particularly high then because that was a huge decision and event in the FSP. Obviously it's going to be less active in less momentous moments. Right now, the biggest FSP item is the upcoming PorcFest, and of course anything related to that has been approved and welcomed. Anything relating to anything else FSP will be approved and welcomed.
> Fundraising efforts for mainstream Republicans, though Tim, are not that.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Tim Condon <tim@> wrote:
> > We announced the voted-upon choice of the Free State at a press conference
> > in New York City on October 1, 2003. The first PorcFest (named by me as The
> > First Annual Porcupine Freedom Festival and Night on the Barricades) was
> > held in June 2004. Look at the traffic on the list up to that time. Since
> > then the traffic on this list has dwindled, and essentially been killed off.
> > This list *should* be a vibrant, active, argumentative, ongoing festival of
> > debate and discussion about "all things New Hampshire and Free State." Why
> > are debates and discussions on this list being discouraged and/or
> > suppressed? ---Tim Condon
- We've been over this plenty of times before, Tim.
Here is the quote directly from the front page of the FSP website:
What the Free State Project is not... We are not a political action organization. We are not tied to any political party or organization; we do not run candidates for election, we do not financially support or endorse candidates, and we do not oppose or endorse legislation. All these things will be done by local activist organizations with which many Free Staters are involved.
The mission of the FSP is to gather the people and get them there. Period. This list is for the dissemination of information pertinent to THAT mission. Period.
--- In email@example.com, Tim Condon <tim@...> wrote:
> Phil says: "All things Free State", yes, but "all things New Hampshire" not
> necessarily pertinent.
> And therein lies the problem. *Everything* that's going on in the Free State
> of New Hampshire is pertinent to people who are following the Free State
> Project and considering becoming participants. If there's "too much
> discussion" about New Hampshire on the list, then those who are offended can
> easily unsubscribe. Voila. Solution. It certainly beats a list with traffic
> of 6 or 8 emails per *month.*
> *As for "fundraising efforts for mainstream Republicans," how about
> mainstream Republicans who happen to be Freestaters? How about mainstream
> Democrats who are Freestaters? How about candidates from both parties who
> support the aims of the Free State Project as delineated on the home page of
> the FSP web site? Do you not think that people who have not yet moved to New
> Hampshire have an interest in what's happening politically in the Free
> State, who's running, what they stand for, and therefore which direction the
> Free State is moving in with reference to the clearly stated aims of the
> Free State Project? *
> *Grrrrr. Hellooooo. In my experience, most Freestaters in all their
> iterations are not much in favor of their words being "approved" or not when
> talking and debating politics in the Free State. ---Tim Condon*