from: Bunki Kramer (bkramer.us)
Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Road
Danville, CA 94526
>From: "croberts" <croberts>
> With all fairness to everyone...we DO need to "stay on track" with the list
> and I know we do have a DELETE key...but please do remember the purpose of
> this list serve. We had a recent scare about "losing this list" and some of
> the messages that have been appearing lately would certainly give them
> (meaning the Getty board members) reason to "rethink whether the list is
> serving it's purpose"....
I'm going to agree with Carolyn here about the use of our listserv. Being
members (almost from the inception) since 1996, we've seen flamers come and
go, rude and angry people flailing their burning words and leaving, inane
chatter from people who let their fingers fly over the keyboard without
THINKING who get chastised and finally leave, and various other follies.
There has been no moderator as such, which is a mixed blessing sometimes,
but the members have certainly corraled their own at various stages to
understand the purpose of this listserv time and time again.
As a member of a small group of people who challenged, prodded, and worked
behind the scenes with Getty to keep our listserv operative when many, many
others just sat at their computers and wrung their hands over the
possibility of losing this listserv, may I STRONGLY suggest we keep a lid on
the "me, too's", the "diets", the personal "thank-you's, and all the other
unnecessary lip-flapping that should be communicated with PERSONAL emails.
We shouldn't ALL have to read these personal messages which we don't know
are personal UNTIL we read them....so the delete key is a non-option here.
This listserv cost Getty LOTS (and LOTS!) of $$$ to keep operational for our
group. It is NOT a personal communication tool. It IS a professional
list...run mainly by us as professional members. Please THINK when you push
that "send" button if you are making a contribution to us all. It's hard to
imagine but there ARE over 1000 people reading your every word from all over
the world. It is not a tight little group of just 25-50 people. Do you
really think over 1000 people want to know how much you weighed last
September on an art education listserv? Remember...it's called ArtsEDNet.
Yes, this listserv DOES belong to all of us and we all have "rights" to
it...BUT...it DOES have a strong POSSIBILITY of going away if we don't use
it wisely. Please remember that when you "speak".
For the benefit of those who didn't get the point from the second to the
last sentence...."it DOES have a strong POSSIBILITY of going away if we
don't use it wisely." Toodles......
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