- It is okay Al, You don't have to say who has some upset. I will
step up to the plate so April doesn't have to point fingers as she
It is me - I am sure of it.
Yes I do post negative posts. Yes I do point out problems. And yes I
do offer constructive criticism. But I will have to disagree this
last time with what April said- "opinions based on
ignorance to the process or the policies behind these efforts". That
is an opinion based on ignorance.
While I do not work for a historic preservation office that does not
diminish my knowledge on historic preservation or to the process or
policies behind such efforts. That I might say was a bit of
negativity that is totally incorrect.
I may put some negativity on here but I also have done much more.
I post items happening in the neighborhood.
I help out with anything that is asked of me for this neighborhood.
I have worked a long year on guidelines to make this a better
I attend the HPC meetings on a regular basis.
I actually follow the guidelines - which is rare around here.
I research and read up on things to learn more every day.
And yes I post negative items. Obviously, that cannot coexist with
I will make it easier on everyone as I seem to be the thorn in this
sites butt - I will unsubscribe that way you all - that never post
can feel good about yourselves.
It is ironic that the people that do most of the work around here
trying to make this a nice neighborhood and have lots of neighborhood
functions are the ones that get beat up the most. I am so sick of it.
So, please all you that I seem to offend with my negative posts -
please by all means pick up with what I usually do and carry that
ball. I really could use the break from all the time, energy and
money that I put into this area by "helping" with events and such
that make it a neighborhood. And isn't that what this is for
Historic "neighborhoods" ?
- How do you unsubscribe? It is not at all what I thought it would be
and I am very tired of getting the emails!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Tim Mercer
>will follow suit.
> A wonderful post! As soon as I can figure out how you did it, I
> --- On Sun, 7/27/08, amonty5 <amontgomery@...> wrote:
> From: amonty5 <amontgomery@...>
> Subject: [historic-sanford-nc] unsubscribe
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Sunday, July 27, 2008, 10:42 AM
> I have decided to unsubscribe to the historic-sanford- nc group.
> While I, on occasion, have found the information posted here useful
> and informative the negatives - or negativity - far outweigh the
> positives. What is displayed on the site is only marginally
> historically focused and serves more as a neighborhood vent than a
> resource for historic property owners, or those generally
> in area history.on
> What is more disturbing is that the discussions over historic
> preservation efforts are often factually incorrect but presented as
> unquestionable truths as opposed to what they are: opinions based
> ignorance to the process or the policies behind these efforts. Morepreservation
> than anything I think these statements undermine everything that
> we've done as a community of residents to promote our unique
> Those of you who know me know that I believe in historic
> and have worked for more than a decade with communities on their
> preservation efforts. It is never an easy ride and there is always
> opposition. Even so, my feet stay firmly planted in opposition to
> pointing fingers and blaming others. The best we can do is to
> continue to preserve our community house by house and, when asked,
> sing the gospel of why our historic neighborhood is so great and
> present the reasons we chose to live here and continue to stay.