469Re: Doom & Gloom.
- Mar 1, 2000In message <x$SKdDAftZv4EwVN@...>, Stephen Agar
>A couple of years ago I would have been volunteering to do most anythingI don't want to get into the debate of whether the PBM hobby is alive or
>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.
dead... to me it's just a case of getting your fun where can you find
it. Some people will still enjoy the zine scene [I do myself and still
subscribe to a couple] some won't.
Mind you your last sentence doesn't support your argument about not
wanting to contribute and getting slagged off for doing so [although I
do know what you mean], because if people don't like you they can stop
subbing to your zine as well.
>That said, one little thing I've done for the FtF hobby recently isCareful... you've contributed again - you might still get slagged off
>create a NDC website: http://www.ndc-uk.org
for not doing enough. :-)
>Interesting that lots of old postal Diplomacy GM's are now resurfacingYes, and to be fair to the PBM hobby for contributing a lot of the 'old
>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.
sweats' I've made a section / advert specifically to point some of my
ftf 'newbies' back to the postal side and conventions. I do think it's
an important for some email gamers to see there's a greater part of the
gaming hobby. To tell you the truth, Steve, quite a few of the old
timers came to dip2000 through you! Our latest sign up was Andrew Hain.
Thanks very much - you're doing a great job.
All the best.
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