At 10:19 21/08/2006, Lex Lamb wrote:
>All this, to me, is a very good argument why we should keep the topics of
>this list to its stated subject - I just can't help myself frothing at this
>sort of tripe, and if I wanted to I'd subscribe to some American
>Conservative Dogma mailing list; I'm sure there's plenty out there.
Or those who want to discuss can be modern and start blogs. That would be
a constructive and proper way of proceeding.
I do think that BRITARCH has a problem because there are long periods when
most messages on the list are on things like this with either the loosest
connection with archaeology or no apparent connection at all. This must
lead to many people getting fed up with all the mail and leaving the
list. It is very important that people are free to say what they think,
and I bear no ill-will to all the correspondents, but there should be a
freedom for others to have a list devoted to British archaeology without
having to receive the other material.
A couple of times my hand has hesitated over the keyboard as I have wanted
to respond to a comment, but I have restrained myself with the thought,
'No, it is an archaeology list.'