Re: Apology

Date: Mon May 29 2000 - 19:14:01 MDT

In a message dated 30/05/00 00:55:43 GMT Standard Time, writes:

> >This doesn't happen very much in our online communities. I think this
> >is in large part because we can't see who's here! We only see who is
> >talking, we can't tell who is listening.
> On the page you go to on to subscribe to this list, there is
> option to have the list send you the e-mail addresses of everyone on the
> list. If someone suddenly stops posting, you could check to see if they
> still on the list. If their name is not on the list, they have (probably)
> not died.. or took the time to unsubscribe just as they took their last
> gasp.
> >If someone stops posting,
> >has he lost interest, become depressed, or merely decided to observe
> >for a while without saying much?
> Or become busy.
> If you want everyone online to know if/when you pass away, it would be a
> good idea to keep a list of e-mail addresses, someplace where someone
> find it, with directions to make an announcement of your death if it
> I have a page which I try to update every month to let people know I'm not
> dead. It has no content. It just says "Today is --- and I am not dead".
> idea is that if that date is several months old, I could be dead.. or just
> forgot to update it, which I almost always do.

     It would be nice if we had a live chat room where we could at least talk
in real time. Or even video conferencing !. Obviously it would be hard to get
everyone in the same place at the same time but maybe scheduled talks on a
specific topics might be a good idea.

     What do you guys think ? maybe an ICQ room, is there isn't already one.


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