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Re: Phil Bigelow's Dinosaur Listservice (long and PASSIONATE)
At 09.31 09/03/2004 +0100, you wrote:
From: "Allan Edels" <
> To Chris: I wish that you would re-think your decision to unsubscribe.
> You have been an invaluable resource to many people on this list.
I would say:
I share these thoughts, any word of them. Please Chris, do not unsubscribe.
It would be too sad to miss such brilliant and competent people from the
list. A list is a forum for discussion, sharing knowledge and mutual
exchange of information and help. Personally, while considering dinosaurs
interesting, they are of little relevance for my research, instead, I find
the extension of the subjects to non-strictly-dinosaur-related topics of
the utmost usefulness for me. I followed the Peters-Unwin-Bennett
discussion with great interest and personally I think that David response
was humorous, perhaps a bit sarcastic, but neither offensive nor a
squabble, the same applies to Chris follow up. Their comment are
legitimate replies. In my very humble opinion, if a thread is consistent
with the aims of the list and messages are respectful, that thread has
its own right to stay there and go on. And some joke/ humorous reply is
welcome. Lots of messages are meaningless for me, but surely they are
useful to others. But I have no complaints about that. If I had,
however, I would unsusbscribe myself, not chase off others. I fear that
such incidents (sorry no better word came to my Italian thinking
mind) may cause a shrinking of the number subscribers and consequently,
a drop in the diversity, usefulness and significance of the list itself.
That would be sad.
Please now don't chase me off for my posting ;-)
"it is not worth to fight if it can't bring you somewhere"
(my wife, who is a great taoist without knowing
"The bad man is the job of the good man"
Prof. Silvio Renesto
Department of Structural and Functional Biology
Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
via Dunant 3