As a lurker myself (don't tell my wife!) I can understand and agree with
Bob, Henry, and Jack on this one. I have been on the list for a couple of
years, and still find it a valuable (from a technical standpoint) and fun
place to visit. I have even met Jack and Joe (Blackhawk raceways!!) and
found them to be incredible people.
Perhaps what we are seeing is a gentle evolution toward a general discussion
of TR enthusiasts rather than the technical forum the list used to be? I
cannot say that I am an expert in such things but perhaps the time has come
to divide the list into technical and discussion components? That way
everyone would be happy. I, for one, would subscribe to both and miss
I hope, and suspect(?), that Jack and Henry are still plugged into this list
somehow - it's far too addictive not to be! What can we do to keep
them?What do you think ladies and gents?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Danielson" <email@example.com>
To: "Jack W. Drews" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2000 9:47 PM
Subject: State of the List
> Having earned my living in the Internet business for about 7 years now I
> remember when Off Topic posts wouldn't be tolerated and the offender would
> be "banished" from the list or newsgroup. Unfortunately times have changed
> and the newbies (raised on AOL) have taken over and are far more
> tolerant...... or just ignorant. Many times in the past few years I've
> tempted to unsubscribe but have refrained from doing so........... I'm
> mostly a lurker or reply directly rather then to the whole list so no one
> would miss me. However Henry Fyre left a few weeks ago and he was an
> excellent resource and Triumph lover. Now Jack Drew is leaving...........
> another resource that can't easily be replaced. Bob Wanta of Bob's Foreign
> Auto also comes to mind and the British Power (?) folks have been
> absent lately. Even one of the most needed people is very quiet.... Dan
> Masters! It's a shame that the list has taken such a turn as to drive
> Triumph lovers from it. I'm sure Mark B also gets disgusted by the high
> level of off topic posts that clog the list and drag down his servers with
> unnecessary useless bandwidth. Three years ago this never would have
> happened, but times have changed and Internet/list etiquette is
> non-existent today. I'll continue to lurk and endlessly hit my delete key
> and dream of the "good old days".
> Flame away.......... nomex and thick skin on.
> Bob Danielson
> 1975 TR6 Status at