At 10:08 PM 5/23/02 -0500, Royce Lerwick wrote:
>At 02:26 PM 5/23/2002 -0700, David Daye wrote:
>>Exactly, it's a charter purpose of the list to support learning.
>Yes, but what is your opinion on those who are not makers, players, set
>owners, learners, or want-to-be-learner/players, who post to the list
>strictly as merchants
It's _fine,_ within limits.
I specifically chartered the list for people "interested" in pipes:
it's not limited to owners, makers and prospective pipers.
I also permitted occasional, brief, relevant commercial
announcements, and commercial contact information in signatures
at the bottom of postings. This was 2 years before I intended to sell
anything myself. The list is small and protected from outside ads so
I felt the benefits to the scattered piping community were worth the
level of expected traffic.
At 10:31 AM 5/22/02 -0700, Henry Hopkins wrote:
> > .... you shouldn't have to be a great player/reed
> >maker or committed full time piper to post to the list.
Yes although in live physical gatherings, everyone can talk, but
not in the same ways.
Learners are free to inquire and share personal experiences, but
even journeymen with some considerable years' experience don't
spontaneously teach or make reviews and assertions without
invitation by the leaders.
Harsh, accusatory language and disruptive behavior that often
occurs online isn't tolerated long in live company, in my
experience. Sessiuns for example often begin or relocate in
secret to escape disruption, although I've seen offenders
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