> Since this *is* now a public discussion, I'll lend my support to at least
>the spirit of Padraig's post -- I'm not interested in subscribing to a
>Celtic-dating service or a geneaological bulletin board, I'm interested in
>the study of Celtic Culture. I'm not in the slightest interested in where
>people's grannys came from or what their favourite hobbies are, except when
>it is relevant and related to the subject at hand. Why should I "applaud
>people for taking the step to tell others about themselves"? Is this a
>computer based therapy session?
> I'm happy to hear about what people are interested in by their direct
>participation in discussion, asking and answering questions. This has
>sometimes taken the form of relating incidents, anecdotes or lore from
>above-mentioned granny immigrants, and such is of interest. And this is
>the difference between tedious flushing of irrelevant bio's and information.
As sorry as I am to say this, I will no longer be subscribing to Celtic-L.
Because of attitudes such as the one displayed above I feel this is not the
place for me. I will miss the many discussions but not the nitpicking of those
who feel it is their duty in life to ruin other peoples interests. I truly wish
that these folks will learn the function of the delete key....and they probably
will with this message! =-) To those of you I have enjoyed discussions with, I
hope we will continue to correspond in private.