Mike Sadofsky (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thu, 18 May 2000 09:45:05 -0400
Guess that I should drop my 'two cents' worth here as well,
since I believe it was my personal lobbying that caused the
auto forwarding to be implemented.
>From my earlier observation, the SVS web-based board was
(and still is) not heavily used. Occasionally, someone with
a relevant observation or interest in understanding the
school or in obtaining further information will post there,
but such inquiries are not well served in that forum (due to
the observed lack of use by those with the ability and
interest to inform). So I thought we could forward those
messages to DSM and generate appropriate dialogue here.
The personal chats of students, former students and others
that don't relate to the DSM topic are not of interest to me
on any regular basis; but I do want discussions of the model
and practical queries to reach an audience that will reply.
Maybe there is a better way to do it. The posted alert on
the web-based board indicates that it exists for casual
conversation and does refer readers to DSM, but people don't
always read or appropriately interpret this sort of
Incidentally, since it's inception there have only been 133
messages posted there. And the personal chat that does get
forwarded is easily deleted on my mail reader.
Scott David Gray wrote:
> This isn't an issue of self regulation, actually.
> The web-based message board is forwarded to this mailing list because enough of
> the messages on that board are questions that many of us on this list want to
> see and answer immediately.
> The personal-ish messages making their way to this list are being sent to a
> general-purpose web board. My question is, should we (this list) stop listening
> in at the other conversation.
> 1) In favor of continuing to listen in -- so people on this mail list see a
> brand new question relevent to Sudbury Model School simmediately.
> 2) The disadvantage -- that we get all the OTHER traffic that a web-based
> message board is subject to.
> The Booroobin Sudbury School wrote:
> > Hi Scott,
> > It would be great if the subscribers to the list can be self regulating, and
> > that only SVS model education was discussed. However, filtering should be
> > used if self regulation doesn't work. Timely reminders may be necessary
> > from time to time, such as Mimsy's message ought to prompt. Personal
> > messages should be forwarded direct. I would be concerned about time being
> > spent to undertake the filtering.
> > Regards, Derek
> > The Booroobin Sudbury School
> > http://booroobinschool.squirrel.com.au
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Scott David Gray" <email@example.com>
> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2000 1:13 PM
> > Subject: Re: DSM: [SVS Discussion Board] Re:
> > > I can stop the auto forwarding. I'd like the opinions of others on this
> > list
> > > before doing so.
> > >
> > > Msadofsky@aol.com wrote:
> > >
> > > > To the Sysop of DSM:
> > > >
> > > > I am wondering why things are forwarded to all of us DSM subscribers
> > that
> > > > could not be less on the subject of the Sudbury (or any other schooling)
> > > > model as some of the forwards we have gotten recently?
> > > >
> > > > Is this an auto-forward that can be stopped or at least filtered?
> > > > Mimsy
> > >
> > > -- Scott David Gray
> > > reply-to: email@example.com
> > > http://www.sudval.org/~sdg
> > > Phone: 508/650-9639
> > > ICQ: 27291292
> > >
> > >
> > >
> -- Scott David Gray
> reply-to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Phone: 508/650-9639
> ICQ: 27291292
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