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Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2009 09:37:38 -0800
From: Brick Robbins <brick@fastpack.com>
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] tap tap ..testing .. tap tap: Tango-L still
alive?
To: tango-l@mit.edu
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> Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2009 22:40:48 +1100
> From: Roger Edgecombe <edgecombe_r@optusnet.com.au>
> Subject: [Tango-L] tap tap ..testing .. tap tap: Tango-L still alive?
> To: tango-l@mit.edu
>
> Hmm - I see lots of tango-A posts but almost nothing for tango-L. Is it
> just deathly quiet or has something gone pear-shaped?

I'm sure it is just a normal reaction to all the warm supportive
discussion that posters here on Tango-L have learned they get in reply
to their messages..

Anyone going to the Portland Tango Festival next week?





Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2009 14:47:32 -0200
From: Shahrukh Merchant <shahrukh@shahrukhmerchant.com>
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] tap tap ..testing .. tap tap: Tango-L still
alive?
To: tango-l@mit.edu

Roger Edgecombe <edgecombe_r@optusnet.com.au> says:

> Hmm - I see lots of tango-A posts but almost nothing for tango-L

Probably just reflecting what is increasingly becoming the reality of
Tango in Buenos Aires, where commercialism in Tango is alive and well,
while the artistic, social and cultural elements of the Tango of Buenos
Aires are becoming increasingly harder to find even for the cognoscenti.

Less ironically, however: I have suggested to those who in the past may
have complained out the lack of quality in some of the posts that they
post what they consider a high-quality post themselves to "dilute away"
the flotsam; similarly, I would suggest to those who miss their daily
dose of Tango-L to post something themselves. Perhaps even something
provocative ...

Shahrukh

P.S. And sometimes, "silence is golden," and that's fine too.








Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 14:51:38 -0700
From: Huck Kennedy <tempehuck@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] tap tap ..testing .. tap tap: Tango-L still
alive?
To: tango-l@mit.edu
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On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 9:47 AM, Shahrukh Merchant
<shahrukh@shahrukhmerchant.com> wrote:

>
> Less ironically, however: I have suggested to those who in the past may
> have complained out the lack of quality in some of the posts that they
> post what they consider a high-quality post themselves to "dilute away"
> the flotsam; similarly, I would suggest to those who miss their daily
> dose of Tango-L to post something themselves. Perhaps even something
> provocative ...

Alas, I fear most of the more creative and provocative people
whose postings I for one have enjoyed reading through the years have
been driven away because they're too afraid of chastisement and
repeatedly getting busted back to newbie buck private (ie., having to
submit all their posts for delayed approval by the moderator, which
effectively makes Tango-L useless to them as a viable discussion
medium).

It is ironic to hear so many of those delicate souls who clamored
for such strict moderation to now complain about being bored with
Tango-L, and it is also ironic to notice that so many of the
complainers who claimed they were being stifled by "the Tango-L
critics" have failed to bloom into the wonderfully interesting posters
they promised they'd be "if only Tango-L were more civilized."

I also keep waiting for all those hundreds of people to show up
who we were told were reading Tango-L but not posting, lurking out of
fear because Tango-L was "too mean." I keep waiting, but all I hear
is:

*crickets*

Huck



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