When you consider why people leave certain lists, I find you must consider the other 
lists (if any) a person may review.
 
Although, I consider myself a "lurker", I'm a member of about 10 other mormon related 
lists, and I like this one the best.
 
When you consider what is being said on some of the yahoo groups, like thinker, 
polygomy, libertarian, etc; this is the most tame one that I have come across.
 


Scott McGee <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Steven asked: "Why leave the list because of the few?"

I completely understand Gary's reasons for leaving. Once upon a time, 
this list was place where we met together with friends and discussed the 
gospel and all kinds of other things. It was a great source pleasure and 
an opportunity to meet many new friends too.

Now, however, the list has changed to be more of a debating society. It 
is a place where people come to debate and contend with each other about 
gospel related (usually) subjects.

Like Gary, I have thought of leaving the list. The major reason I have 
not is that there continue to be a number of good friends (like Gary, 
also JWR, ELF, Grandpa Bill, and many others) who post occasional notes. 
I enjoy this association with them, even though it is often hidden among 
the other posts. I would probably have already left the list if volume 
weren't so much lower than I can afford to wade through the rubbish 
looking for my friends.

The list, as a whole, brings me no more of the joy it once did. I just 
loath losing touch with my friends.

Oh, one more point. I used to read each and every post to the list. Even 
when there were were hundreds a day! When you start skipping threads and 
such, however, you start to lose interest in most of the day to day 
chatter that makes up the list. THat is the biggest problem with those 
who say "if you don't like this discussion, just delete it!" Once you 
start that, the list becomes just a list of email messages, not a 
community to you. That is what has happened to me, and why, one day, I 
will likely leave too.

Scott


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