468Re: Doom & Gloom.
- Mar 1, 2000In message <20000301075713.87631.qmail@...>, Paul Scott
>From: "Paul Scott" <dipfreaky@...>In many ways I agree with you - honestly.
>I think the description of this list should be altered to A notice-board
>for the UK play-by-mail hobby, or something similar.
>I think Stephen is right in several ways. Most likely the hobby is
>irrevocably doomed, so is mail, paper, stamp collecting etc. I also think
>hes right in saying wed need just four to mount a last stand, though six
>would be better.
>Look, there is no doubt what so ever that I will die; but Ill make my life
>as long as poss. Likewise, though this hobby will surely die, why give up?
But as a hobby we have never managed to get our act together since the
mid-70's. If we couldn't do it in the good times, I can't see it
happening in the bad times.
A couple of years ago I would have been volunteering to do most anything
to help the postal hobby - but not now. If you get along and do
something off your own bat in the email hobby, no one slags you off for
it. If they don't like your website, they don't visit.
That said, one little thing I've done for the FtF hobby recently is
create a NDC website: http://www.ndc-uk.org
Interesting that lots of old postal Diplomacy GM's are now resurfacing
on Tom Tweedy's Diplomacy 2000 website, to GM email Dip games. I think
site's like Tom's is where the postal Dip hobby will migrate to.
Stephen Agar, Brighton, UK
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