The Kandahar Reel request...apologetic...but truly confused re Strathspey policy

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Message 59642 · 17 Oct 2010 18:32:15 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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First of all, sincerely apologies for offending and/or upsetting anyone
with my recent request. But now I am truly confused about Strathspey policy,
particularly vis-à-vis Anselm's comment on the subject, seemingly in
response to one thing (a request for instructions to be sent privately) but
stating something quite different (reminding us not to POST instructions on the
Strathspey).

It has ALWAYS been my understanding, and I have ALWAYS adhered to that
understanding, not to actually post full dance description on the Strathspey
without the deviser's explicit consent. And in fact Anselm just reïterated
exactly that:

"It is Strathspey list policy not to post full dance descriptions..."

The extension of this policy, as I have long understood it however, was to
pointedly request, send, and receive full instructions privately. For
years upon years now Strathspey messages have been peppered with such requests
and subsequent messages from kind providers: "privately sent." I myself
have occasionally requested something in this manner and, when possible,
fulfilled others' requests. Many have done so. Nobody has ever commented
negatively. Many have indeed praised the Strathspey upon receipt for the
typical efficiency of quickly receiving what had been requested.

Some time ago the suggestion was made, I believe that I recall by Mike
Briggs...?, that rather than the provider's posting "privately sent," it would
be better to allow the requester to indicate that the request had been
fulfilled just to be certain that he/she had actually received exactly what
he/she had needed. I responded at the time that I felt that this made sense
and was a good idea. Nobody mentioned any sort of objection or anything
negative at all. The point of my even mentioning this is that this
suggestion confirms that the modus operandi of the group had long been the
established practice of requesting, and then subsequently sending and receiving
dance instructions privately, only being careful of the ongoing admonition not
to simply post them on Strathspey generally for all to see and access.

Thus my current confusion.

Robb Quint
Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

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