[DWJ] Dwj Digest, Vol 135, Issue 6
liril at gmx.net
Sun Aug 6 05:01:48 EDT 2017
Just the occasion to say I appreciate all of you, and this list, just as
it is, just as you are.
Thank you Deborah, for more than TWENTY YEARS of this!
Am 04.08.17 um 17:18 schrieb deborah.dwj at suberic.net:
> On 4 Aug 2017, at 15:20, Emma Falconer <emmajanefalconer at gmail.com>
>> I'm sorry that I have driven someone away with my posting. However
>> I'm confused exactly how I did it.
> Emma, I want to reassure you that neither you, nor anyone else, drove
> someone away from this list. Not every online community is for
> everybody. We have probably all, over the years, left mailing lists,
> Facebook groups, LiveJournal or Dreamwidth communities, or stopped
> following Tumblr tags or ... I actually don't know the vocabulary for
> all of the other types of online communities, but you know what I am
> saying. As the person who sees the subscribe and unsubscribe messages
> for this list, I can assure you that we have constant turnover; people
> join, they leave, sometimes they come back, sometimes they don't.
> Nobody on this list has said anything they shouldn't.
> I also want to reassure people that nobody has complained to me about
> anything that anyone else has said on the list, or asked me for
> stricter rules, or asked me to set guidelines. I'm pretty sure the
> last time that happened was more than a decade ago.
> You are all great.
> This is a fine place to discuss other authors. I know I am not the
> only one who has gotten so many recommendations for my favorite books
> from you folks. Melissa's occasional long roundups are famous for a
> If we went off into a week-long digression about John Grisham, maybe
> we would ask people to take it elsewhere, but I don't think that's
> ever happened.
> On Fri, 4 Aug 2017, Farah Mendlesohn wrote:
>> There is another list that many of us are on, child_lit, where this
>> more general discussion is very welcome.
> Childlit is definitely a list worth knowing about, and some of you
> might like it there, but *feel totally free* to continue having
> discussions about CS Lewis here. Child_lit info is at
> https://email.rutgers.edu/mailman/private/child_lit/ . The discussion
> is wide-ranging, and can be quite interesting. It's also a fairly
> high-volume mailing list--I find it impossible to keep up! --and
> unlike this list, people do get in some high-emotion arguments! If
> that sounds okay to you, go ahead and check it out. Many of this
> list's members are already there.
> But again, there was no discussion on this list that was
> inappropriate. Nobody should feel silenced by that former list
> member's farewell post.
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