[Grief] livejournal

David Bourgoin david_bourgoin at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Apr 26 21:30:54 PDT 2006


I'm more than happy to contribute to the Live Journal
but have been plenty busy with other things. I think
it's going to be a very slow growing thing... but from
little acorns do mighty oaks grow... or something like
that

Dave B


--- "C. A. Polk" <capolk at hotmail.com> wrote:

> >From: Euripydes <euripydes at gmail.com>
> >Wh'appen..?
> >The tglive livejournal has gone... Too early,
> surely, to call it a day!
> >E.
> 
> 
> Well - here's the deal.
> 
> I made it abundantly (and repeatedly) clear that I
> wanted this to be a 
> community effort. And the last two notices I made -
> both on the front page 
> of the journal, and here on the list - specifically
> mentioned/requested that 
> if people would like to join the fray, to please do
> so. And I have received 
> - zip. Nada. Not a word. From anybody. (And the
> comments on the site itself 
> have not exactly been voluminous, either - or at
> least not in relation to 
> the level of interest here that seemed to be
> expressed at the outset.)
> 
> So - this morning, I deleted the thing, to see if
> anyone would even notice. 
> And lo and behold - two answers within a few hours.
> So what's going on? Is 
> everybody just wanting to read it, or do we actually
> have people who want to 
> contribute also?
> 
> The reason I decided to set it up like I did was to
> keep it organized and 
> tidy, and so it wouldn't become too much of a
> sprawling mess. If anybody is 
> turned off by this, a) I'm sorry, and b) you
> shouldn't be. What I said, I 
> meant - anybody that sends something to me is going
> to have it posted up 
> there, unedited, and with full credit.
> 
> We can change the chronological aspect also, I
> suppose, if anybody is having 
> a problem with this. It would be quite easy for me
> to just make links on the 
> main page that go to each disc - so whatever anybody
> sends can go up 
> whenever I get it, and we can gradually fill it all
> in.
> 
> Or - is the problem that nobody (or very few) here
> actually have the boxes 
> to start with? If this is the case, then I
> understand, but once again - my 
> impression from the original reactions to the idea
> did not lead me to 
> believe that this was the case.
> 
> Anyway - I still think it's a good idea. I've
> personally been sick as a dog 
> the past few days, and also busy with other things,
> so I haven't even been 
> able to get to the ICA show as of yet. Which, I
> thought, wouldn't be much of 
> a problem, since I figured that surely I would have
> seen some stuff 
> trickling in by now from other parties. But
> alas....silence.
> 
> So - somebody start showing me that this is
> something they actually have an 
> interest in, and we're back in business. I'm more
> than happy to admin and 
> maintain the thing - IF it's a functional, ongoing
> concern. Otherwise, it's 
> a rather pointless waste of time. (Kinda like this
> new version of 
> "Persuasion", for instance.....but we'll let that
> pass for now....)  : p
> 
> CAP
> 
> 
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