[alt-photo] Re: DESICCATE! DESICCATE! DANCE TO THE MUSIC!
ender100 at aol.com
ender100 at aol.com
Sun Aug 1 20:20:15 GMT 2010
From: Rick Moore <ewmoore1905 at yahoo.com>
To: The alternative photographic processes mailing list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org>
Sent: Sun, Aug 1, 2010 1:32 pm
Subject: [alt-photo] Re: DESICCATE! DESICCATE! DANCE TO THE MUSIC!
Well said, Mark.
On Jul 28, 2010, at 12:52 PM, ender100 at aol.com wrote:
> Hi Diana,
> I won't venture to comment on the creativity of your marital relationship, but
I would like to comment about posting on the list and what is "appropriate."
> When I first came on the list I enjoyed lurking and gleefully read all the
posts until one day the topic of Pyro came up and there were seemingly endless
posts on the topic. Since I did not use Pyro, it wasn't all that interesting
and eventually I thought I would have to shoot myself if I read another post on
the topic. Later it was gum stain tests that tested my ability to maintain
concentration. However, since that time I've totally reversed my views on this
> I feel at this point that there is a real need for tolerance on topics and
even the quantity of posts on topics. I am not saying that pissing matches on
topics are appropriate, unless they are truly entertaining and witty. True,
every list has a few compulsive responders, but that is the nature of the human
> Through the benevolence of people like Kees, Gord before him, and others, we
have an alt photo list. Beyond that, the list, in a sense, belongs to "the
people" and members should be able to post and discuss whatever they feel is
relevant, as long as it is reasonably on topic. Though, I do find that little
anecdotes that people share about their personal lives, such as Chris's pink
thongs, makes them more "real" and helps to fill in the blanks regarding who the
list members are.
> I think posts about the art, the craft, and the science of alt photo should
all be welcomed—I don't see that any one category should be considered less
appropriate. The recent molarity polarity discussions have been interesting to
some and not so to others, but then what difference does that make. Is there a
topic that Everyone is passionate about and wants to discuss? I doubt it.
> Perhaps I am a bit sensitive to the issue of the "science" of alt photo being
considered a silly topic in light of the Sarah Palin/Tea Party movement
"ignorance of science and facts" is to be applauded—but then that is venturing
off-topic. As they always say, you have a Delete Key if you don't want to read
a thread on the list. We use our personal "delete key" all the time (without
thinking about it twice) when we read the news, choose a book, watch television,
and surf the web.
> I think that placing topics off bounds or silly does more to hurt the list
than help the list. It inhibits people. The list had, I believe over 500
members, of which only perhaps 10% posted regularly. Why don't the rest of the
members post? Do they fear they will be laughed at or made fun of or branded
wackos for venturing to post a thought or question that someone who posts
frequently might criticize?
> I say give peace a chance...ooops, wrong topic... I say give people a chance
to express themselves freely on the list as long as they do it in a respectful
fashion. If they don't, the list owner can easily bounce them off, as Gord did
in the past when "unnamed" persons pushed the rhetoric beyond the limits of
respectful discourse. Clearly a small percentage of people have an adolescent
need either be the center of attention and will foment arguments just to remain
there, or have past grudges that cause them to return to the list for revenge
and to destroy the list—but they are easily deleted too by the list owners Big
Delete Key in the Sky. ;)
> OK, back to my closet.
> Best Wishes,
> Mark Nelson
> PDNPrint Forum @ Yahoo Groups
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