[AMRadio] RE: Rules, For Sale Replies etc.,

Don Merz don at thedjbrothers.com
Sat Aug 12 20:27:50 EDT 2006

Since it was my for-sale posting which touched this off, I guess I should
say something. What I want to say is that I support whatever the list
members and list admin want to do. I have no problem with a ban for-sale
posts or whatever action the list feels is necessary to maintain the
integrity of the list. I would like to  remain a member and just won't post
FS notices here.

That being said, I should also say that I won't be posting to AMfone either.
Time and effort are my limitations and I only have enough of each to do 2
kinds of online sales: mailing lists and eBay. Selling on the mailing lists
is easier. I also generally know who I'm dealing with--and if I don't know
them, I can look them up on QRZ.

The people who buy from me on this list seem to enjoy the service I provide.
They also get better prices here than they would get by bidding against
every Tom, Dick and Harry across the globe on eBay. So it works well for
both parties--it's easier and safer for both parties, and the stuff I sell
is costs less for list members who may happen to want it.

So that "good deal for both sides" is what is lost if the list bans for-sale
posts.  Also, I think it's worth considering the frequency of the problem.
For every reply that goes to the whole list, I get 7 or 8 directly back to
me. So, IN GENERAL, from my perspective, the list's rules are working. I
just wanted to make sure that everyone knows that.

Anyway, no matter what, 73 to all and thanks for your patience and bandwidth
and friendship on this list. AM forever.

73, Don Merz, N3RHT

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net]On Behalf Of Radio Station W5AMI
Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2006 6:40 PM
To: Discussion of AM Radio
Subject: Re: Spam:****, [AMRadio] FS: NOS Transformers and More

Hi Jack,

I appreciate your feedback, however these rules have been put in place
for a reason, and need to be followed as they would be on any email
list.  To just say "lighten up" to the admin or those who are trying
to keep the rules in place is certainly no solution over time.
Anarchy can be a bad thing, particularly on an email list.  I've seen
these lists go like that when the admin or moderators lose interest or
pass away, and suddenly all goes to hell.  I've stayed with it even
when I was off the air for 5 years from 2001 until now.

If I remember, you have been a member of this list for likely 10
years.  You know we have had polls, etc., about the "very few" rules
we have here.  I do expect those "very few" rules to be followed and
do not expect people to tell me to lighten up when I remind them about
them.  Go to some of the other lists we know so well and tell the
admin to "lighten up" !  See what happens.

As I've said many times in the last 10 years, I have NEVER banned
anyone from this list, and hope I never have to.  That is simply not
my way of taking care of a problem unless it continues, and I have
grown very tired of this particular rule being ignored.  I should be
given a bit more credit for my dedication to keeping us a "family",
and not have someone tell me to "lighten up" publicly on the list for
trying to keep the rules en tact.  To you, it might mean hitting the
delete button, but for the 400+ members of this list and the extra BW
on the web, it means a lot more to me.

In closing; many years ago, and you should remember this Jack; most of
the founding members of this list agreed that for sale items were
perfectly fine, however we all agreed that any negotiating or replies
to items someone wanted to buy would be made OFF LIST.

This list is free to all the members, storage and bandwidth of said
replies above simply add costs to those who financially support the
qth.net server, which I am one.

Kindly yours,
Brian - w5ami
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