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[filmscanners] Re: Was: Canon A70 Now: OT requests


A suggestion - do what you want here, if the chorus complaining gets too
loud, then consider changing - but even then you don't necessarily have to,
just that feedback is sometimes useful.  The only situation where you
absolutely must change is if Tony says to do it differently - then, because
it is his list, do it.  In the meantime, why not just talk about what you
want.  People here will either respond, ignore, or complain.  I would be far
more concerned if I were ignored.

In the meantime, don't explain or debate what's right and wrong - I ran a
BBS for 4 years, fairly large (pre-web days), one of my members used to say
that one should not be easily offended, and also try not to offend - of
course he would then go and flame someone because they pissed him off, but
that is something else.

Re: digital cameras - I have one and am constantly comparing its quality at
5 megapix to my Contax's scanned negatives @4000 DPI.  Thus there is some
immediate relevance here.

9/03 18:22, "Arthur Entlich" <artistic-1@shaw.ca> wrote:

> Sorry if this additional public reply further irritates some.
> It is rather obvious that there are several philosophies about internet
> lists at play here, and each have their valid points.
> Many active members of lists I have been on are strong believers in the
> idea of an internet list being a community.  The concept is that people
> who participate tend to know one another and although the main intent is
> to continue discussion in a narrow area, at times people may ask about
> information outside of that realm.
> This model assumes people are multi-faceted resources with knowledge and
> information, and sentiments beyond the narrow subject matter of an
> internet list.  It says that on some level people may respect the
> opinion of people in more areas than the one the group mainly deals with.
> These side issues rarely overwhelm the main traffic, and are of little
> consequence to those who are not interested.  Heck, many "valid"
> subjects at any one time will bore someone to tears.
> Others, and apparently you fit into this group, believe in strict
> subject control of internet groups.  It certainly, if it was truly
> controllable, make for less traffic, very exacting subject matter that
> was always "on track",  probably less participants, less awareness of
> the wider human elements of other list members, and a rather dry set of
> discussions.
> Some people simply don't want to know anything about their car mechanic
> other than if he does good repair, and how much he charges, and for
> them, that's enough.  Others may know how many kids he/she has, if
> his/her mother has been ill recently, what his/her personal politics
> might be, etc.  Comes down to different styles, I guess.
> "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion,
> butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance
> accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give
> orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem,
> pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently,
> die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."
> -- Lazarus Long, Robert Heinlein's "Time Enough for Love"
> Art
> peter@softwell.co.uk wrote:
>>> There are a number of semi-valid reasons that a posting of this nature
>>> (regarding digital cameras) show up in this list.
>> Yes, and they are only semi-valid.  As I said, there are far better lists
>> for digi-cams where the questioner will get a far wider range of reliable
>> answers.
>> There's enough off-topic noise on the list without adding to it.
>> Peter
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