[AMRadio] Threads that go on and on


Bry Carling bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Sat Dec 19 20:09:09 EST 2009


But  - aren't you the main person making this into the very thing you complained about?
(A thread that goes on and on!)

From:           	John King <k5pgw at yahoo.com>

> Hello Jim. The answers  are: Yes I like to see all posts that are
> relatively relevant and responsive to the initial post.
> 
> NO, I don't think the moderator should have to step in and say
> "enough is enough". I think the members should exercise SELFf
> control and hesitate to jump in and post input and opinion about
> EVERY query or subject broached on the reflector. I think WE should
> ask ourselves, has there been an intelligent, relevant and helpful
> response thus far and do I really have anything meaningful to add to
> the discussion? Then, we should decide whether what we have to offer
> has already been posted and if the query has been fully addressed in
> other responses. Then we should ask ourselves, has the original
> poster been given sufficient information to fully address his need.
> Maybe we should drop the original poster a direct email to determine
> if further treatment of his subject matter is needed.
> 
> No! regarding the time limit, but I think the original poster should
> be given WHAT HE HAS ASKED FOR and not a lot more. If someone posts
> a query asking "what time is it", he should not be given  ten
> lessons on building a watch. There are often simple questions asked
> to which  replies are given that resemble a doctoral dissertation 
> that may leave the original poster of the query thinking, "I am
> sorry I asked because, I really didn't want to know that much". A
> simple question should get a simple answer!!!
> 
> No, I do not want to control what is posted. I think topics on the
> AM reflector should be related to the mode of AM radio and the
> electronic theory, electronic principles, formulas and practical
> application of the AM mode.
> 
> I think that well meaning Amateurs, who participate on the AM
> reflector or any other reflector, with the benevolent attitude of
> being of service to fellow Amateurs who are in need of assistance,
> will do what is right. I believe that those who post for the purpose
> of showboating, grandstanding, trying to impress others with their
> expertise and trying to show that his or her knowledge is SUPERIOR
> to other responders to a post will not do the right thing. I say, be
> considerate of your fellow Amateurs and use the reflector for their
> benefit and yours and not to IMPRESS others for your gratification
> and we will have a GREAT AM reflector. Self Control and respect will
> do the job. 73, John, K5PGW
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Jim Wilhite <w5jo at brightok.net>
> To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Sat, December 19, 2009 6:08:13 PM
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Threads that go on and on
> 
> John,
> 
> I am confused.  Do you like to see any post made by others about a
> topic?  Do you think that the moderator should, after several posts,
> tell the rest to hold their comments?
> 
> Do you wish to see a time limit on a topic?  Do you not wish to see
> a 
> time limit?
> 
> Do you wish to control what is posted?  Do you not wish to control
> what 
> is posted?
> 
> 73
> 
> Jim/W5JO
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> 
> >I am not arguing the point, but you folks are ignoring the point
> that a 
> >reflector is NOT a personal conversation between TWO  people, It is
> >PUBLIC forum. If it were no, members would be taking their 
> >conversations to direct email between TWO people. It is obvious
> that 
> >those who keep justifying the belaboring of miniscule points and 
> >engaging in "one upmanship" to demonstrate ones' superior knowledge
> >will never admit that there are those who "run on and on" and take
> >pride in grandstanding on a public forum.
> >
> > I am not trying to pick an argument although most replies I have
> seen, 
> > basically say "we are COMPLETELY correct and your position is
> without 
> > merit". I am not always right but in my profession, I could have
> not 
> > made a good living without common sense, intellect and, and very
> good 
> > logic.
> >
> > Why don't those who like the reflector to be flooded with "on and
> on" 
> > just say "right or wrong that is the way it is going to be and if
> you 
> > don't like it, just leave" !!  People who RESPECT other people,
> don't 
> > monopolize a public forum and don't feel that they MUST comment 
> > repeatedly on every topic that comes up even after the topic has
> been 
> > addressed, undressed and addressed again.
> >
> > In conclusion, I will call your attention to the Hallicrafters 
> > reflector as it was several years ago and remind you that after
> the 
> > matter was straightened out by Al Waller, the hallicrafters public
> > forum becme a pleasant, fun, informative and tolerable forum.
> >
> > Is there only one reasonable and acceptable position and is it
> that 
> > everyone else is wrong?? 73, John, K5PGW
> >
> >
> >
> 
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