Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: Too many editors
Author: Philip Suh Posted: 10/29/1999; 7:35:55 AM Topic: SalonHerringWiredFool.Com Msg #: 12494 (In response to 12493) Prev/Next: 12493 / 12495
"But mindless stuff is annoying and sometimes gets in the way. I couldn't believe all the ridiculous posturing and theorizing... "
Some general observations:
People often post because they can, not because they should, or because they have something to say. American often have the ridiculous notion that 'free speech' mean that they have the right to say whatever they want. I think some of that 'say what I want' culture is encoded into the 'Net's DNA. The medium itself does not encourage thought and reflection--it's far too easy to speak up.
What's in it for me?
Well, that's a question you'll have to answer for yourself, I think. However, let me say this: you have put a lot of time and effort into creating a forum around your ideas, and a community of sorts has formed around those ideas. That in and of itself is a cool thing.
You should also remember, that there is a wider audience than those who give knee-jerk responses. Far more people are listening than are responding.
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