May I suggest that the rash of unsubscriptions may be due to the recent unusual volume of emails.

It seems clear that internationals are interested in the ACE case - I am Portuguese so no need for me to tell you that we can learn from funding cuts anywhere... ahem :( - 
I'd suggest you all carry on the original thread (so that the subject is 'ACE funding':))

Cheers and thank you. I am a total fan of this list and I am international 
(A Portuguese in the US)
Ana Boa-Ventura

On Apr 1, 2011, at 8:11 AM, Caroline Langill wrote:

> Hello all, 
> In Canada we are facing an election and there is the potential for a conservative majority. There is every indication that our country could sway towards similar reductions of funding to the arts and humanities. What is going on in the UK is an echo of the Common Sense revolution which took place in Ontario in the 1990s; so, while I miss the academic discourse, I am very interested in this discussion, however regional it may appear.
> Caroline
>> Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 11:29:59 +0100
>> From: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: [NEW-MEDIA-CURATING] A rash of unsubscriptions
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> actually we've had as many new subscribers as unsubscribers since yesterday and not all unsubscribers are international. so i don't wish to close down debate entirely here though absolutely agree with beryl let's think of positive actions we can share in. i think it is important to acknowledge what is going on, and it has implication for our international colleagues. i've very humbled by the long considered posts which have been posted here, and find them heartening and thoughtful.
>> -sarah
>> On 1 Apr 2011, at 11:00, Pauline van Mourik Broekman wrote:
>>> Apologies, Beryl, and to all who found it over-specific. Because the
>>> discussion *is* urgent for some of us, I have taken the liberty of
>>> creating a Googlegroup (to whom I've just invited all on this list who
>>> participated on this thread); I hope you don't mind me - as one last
>>> message - telling others here, in case they'd like to participate in what
>>> I hope will be the positive discussion called for.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Pauline.
>>> PS I'm not a major Googlegroups user, but the info to see and subscribe
>>> should be here:
>>> (I've made it
>>> public for access, but subscribers-only for posting)
>>> I hope
>>>> Just a note from your gentle co-list-owner that we've had a rash of
>>> international people unsubscribing from the list in the past 12 hours,
>>> so
>>>> let's try to keep this funding debate condensed, and as Clive Gillman
>>> suggested, focused on positive actions and internationally useful
>>> examples.
>>>> yrs
>>>> Beryl
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