My experience with JS goes back even before AMT. She and I were members of a mailing list in the early '90s. She posted like a demon to that, too. I commented to her once that I was amazed at how she found the time to post so much, and she responded, "You have no idea."
A billion posts later, her Energizer Bunny keeps going and going. FFL has become a cesspool, just as AMT did long ago. My 2 cents. --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, new.morning <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" <shempmcgurk@> > > > If people don't want me here, just post that comment here on this > > thread and if enough people do so, I'll be happy to leave. > > Thats your perogative to take an all or nothing approach. But, of > course, my suggestion was that posters try to keep within 10% of total > posts. Otherwise to take a voluntary "time out" -- to regroup and > reduce the urge for their compulsive jag -- and to form new habits, or > if they are too compulsive to do so, an auto-trigger to give them such > a rest. > > My premise is that when thoughtful posters sees pages and pages of > Spraig/Judy/Shemp posts, they just slap their forehead and go away. > Massive compulsive, drivel-prone, anger-spewing, peak posters drive > away thoughtful posters. > > I susggest the following: > > * If over the next week, 10 people stand up and say they don't like > this majority of (peak) posts by three posters, and ask to you to > attempt to limit it to 10% each (aka "the kindely request"), then will > you earnestly try to do so? > > * Same for Judy and Sparaig -- and others as they may arise over time. > > * If you are unable to control your urges to 10% of posts, will you > agree to "time-outs" aka temporary suspensions to allow you time to > regroup?. Lets say one week for the first time, two weeks for the > second and subsequent times. > > If you (Shemp), Judy and Sparaig agree to this (in the next day or > so), I will agree to the following: > > If 10 people don't stand up a make "the kindly request", I will leave > FFL. Thus illustrating that posters are driven away by a majority of > posts by three people -- often drivel, anal-detailedness going > nowhere, and ager vents, etc IMO. > > I have participated regularly on FFL for four years. I no longer care > to if I have to wade through such majority sludge as cited above. If > nine others stand up make the "kindly request", then I think FFL can > regain its health, vibrancy and friendly supportive environment of the > past. > > If not, i think the trend, 40% ===> 60% ====> ?, of posts by a few > posters will continue as thoughtful posters drop out of the sludge, > and the compulsive sludgers contine to jag on. > > Thus: > > I invite all posters to make the "the kindely request": > "I don't like the majority of FFL (peak) posts being made by only > three posters, and kindly ask to them to attempt to limit it to 10% each. > > Separate from the above, I invite all posters to consider taking a > "greener-pastures" pledge": > > If > > i) Judy, Sparaig and Shemp agree to the earnestly try to each limit > posts to 10% of total, if 10 people take make the "kindly request. > > And if they are unable to do so , they agree to "time-outs" -- one > week for the first time, two weeks for the second and subsequent > times, and > > ii) 10 FFL memebers as a whole don't support this initiative, that is, > less than 10 make the "kindly request" within a week of i) occurring, > > then the member state their intention to move on to forums that are > less clogged with posts by a small minority --- posts which often have > a drivel, venting, or nonrespective content. > > > > > > > > > > > > > If several cycles of that doesn't work, I suggest that anyone can pull > the stats and if someone is above 10% for a one-day or greater period, > they are given a "time-out" for two weeks. Time-outs work for kids, > and are hardly abusive. They help inform and provide feedback to > people to help them "get a grip". For compulsive, rude, or obnoxious > for whom repeated group consensus to "cool it' don't have an effect, > then "time-outs" may be worth a try. > > I don't prefer the above time-outs. I prefer that 10 people stand up > and say that they are sick of three people posting 50% or so of posts > at peak times and ask them to please be become conscious of their > effect of driving others away. > > Or we just start a new group, and don't give them the address. :) > > By the way, your stats are off. > In Sept there have been 2841 posts. 130 by me. 4.5%. 6 a day. > > I like your idea of shooting for an average of 4. Some days, a bit > more, some days a bit less. > To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! 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