Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/12/11

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: A Fair Report.. Off Topic?
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 12:51:01 -0800

At 01:25 PM 12/11/97 -0700, Roger Beamon wrote:
>Not a question of narrowmindedness. Carl and I are even more interested 
>in the list's topicalness [sic], Bob. Photoforum is a general purpose 
>photographic list where there are few boundaries to be observed. What 
>is proper fodder on Photoforum is NOT necessarily proper for the 
>Leica-Users list. I would have to say that about 50% of the last 
>several months posts here better belong on photoforum.
>You people who want this list to be everything to all subscribers are, 
>IMO, imposing on the time and inclination of this list's readers. If I 
>want to read about all aspects of photography, I'll read Photoforum and 
>assorted other dedicated lists. 
>Yes, the list will wander off topic on occasion. That's life. To post a 
>piece, however, that takes the initiative in going off topic isn't what 
>a dedicated list is all about. I would request that we all ask 
>ourselves, before we post, whether it is on  topic, and of interest to 
>those subscribed to this dedicated list.
>Roger Beamon  

I happen to agree with you Roger. While talking Leica, tangentle excursions
are made. Usually emanating from a Leica based discussion. It never lasts
too long. If it does, a few complaints are enough to begin the shut down


ps... yes, tangentle is a made-up word. English is great!