Just endorsing Bill's view. As the message that appears to prompt these comments was promoting a calendar, all proceedings from the sale of which are to go to two worthy non-profit making causes both with connections to the mine exploration/history scene, any publicity for it should be welcomed, and not criticised.
From: Bill Mulligan <[log in to unmask]>
To: mining-history <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 0:28
Subject: Re: Advertising
I am more a lurker than a contributor, but I don't find the advertisements
to be a problem. Nearly all involve books or other materials appropriate
to the list. I appreciate knowing of such opportunities. I also do not
find the "friendly commentaries" and replies on such posts to be too much
although some might. People on the list know one another and that comes
through. This is a community of people with common interests and I like
it that way, As my students say--just saying, This is an active, but not
overly active list.
Chris Kelland wrote:
> Dear List
> My understanding of the Mining History Network is to discuss and answer
> mining related enquires. So may I enquire why we have to put up with all
> the advertising on this site?
> Is it possible for the members of the lists concerned to create their own
> email list to advertise books, calendars, ebay, etc instead of using this
> discussion network? Personally I think advertising on this network should
> be banned, and would like to see the site owners take steps to address
> this problem.
> Regards Chris Kelland
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William H. Mulligan, Jr.
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Murray State University
Murray KY 42071-3341 USA
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