Current political events on Strathspey
Anselm Lingnau Sept. 19, 2001, 12:55 a.m. (Message 27434)
This is in answer to several people who have written in privately, and it also happens to be my own opinion: Please remember that Strathspey is a list for the discussion of Scottish dancing as opposed to current political affairs. I am as appalled by the events of last week as the next person, and I have so far refrained from throwing the rule book at those people who used Strathspey to help them cope during the last few days. Indeed I was happy to find out that no Strathspey subscribers seem to have been hurt either personally or by having relatives, friends and so on injured or killed. However, I wasn't particularly happy to see the original `Afghan opinion' article on the list (even though I quite agree with the gist of it), and the ensuing discussion is, in my opinion, completely irrelevant to Scottish dancing as such and therefore has no place on this list. This list does have a policy statement of what is appropriate (check http://www.strathspey.org/mailinglist), and I would like to ask all subscribers to adhere to this. I would hate to have to moderate every single posting to let only the topical ones through, which would be a major bother and a waste of time, but if people persist in trying to turn this list into a discussion forum for US politics (and not for the first time, either) that is exactly what is going happen, sooner or later. Remember, there are lots of places on the Internet where people can air their political views, but there is only one Strathspey list. Please help keep it that way. Anselm -- Anselm Lingnau (Frankfurt, Germany) Strathspey SCD mailing list maintainer Send mail to <email@example.com> for information about the list Check out http://www.strathspey.org for lots of interesting stuff about SCD!
Ken and Andreena Broadley Sept. 19, 2001, 7:56 a.m. (Message 27442, in reply to message 27434)
Anslem I whole heartedly agree with you. It is very disappointing to see political issues on Strathspey. I feel like everyone else that this has been an horrific tragedy with terrible consequences, but this is not the place to air one's political views. Andreena