[DWJ] Dwj Digest, Vol 135, Issue 6

Catherine Butler cathcbutler at gmail.com
Mon Aug 7 15:03:47 EDT 2017


Does anyone else remember the "fantasy orrery"? I really wanted that to
exist.

Cathy

On 7 August 2017 at 19:26, rohina <rohinax at gmail.com> wrote:

> Just wanted to say, my child who is going into grade 12 was BORN when I had
> already been a member of this list for a while. I think in any community
> based on a shared interest, over time we range in topics sometimes to the
> limit of that shared interest, but I always appreciate the conversations
> even if I don't reply.
>
> On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 3:01 AM, Tina <liril at gmx.net> wrote:
>
> >
> > 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!
> >
> > Bettina
> >
> >
> > 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>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>>
> >>> 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 reason.
> >>
> >> 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/mail
> >> man/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.
> >>
> >> xoxoxoxo
> >>
> >> deborah
> >>
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