Re: NANFA--list content restrictions?

Todd Crail (
Mon, 29 Mar 2004 20:28:36 -0500

Obligatory Fish Post: The tadpole madtom sire has permenantly kicked out
the fair, formerly large-bellied lass. Hopefully we see some posts about
fry here soon! :)

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>> I like Moon's idea of "fellowship". Anyone else share my sentiments?

Yes, I do. As does the Board. And we're defining our fellowship as one
that focuses on North American Native Fish, sans commercial posts,
completely unrelated banter, and a launching pad for long winded political,
socioeconomic, and "vaguely defined" ethical tristes that serve no interest
to North American Native Fish, no matter how passionately their author feels
it's a part of this conversation. :)

I am not acting on my own will. I am acting on the will of the Board as a
Board Member of NANFA.

>> I didn't realize that NANFA was for professionals or academics only

Is it so difficult to act professional and academic, tho your career path
hasn't led you to a full time occupation with fish?

There are other options that the Board has tossed around... A three page
handbook guiding how to behave in our fraction of cyberspace. That's one.
Then there's the option of just shutting down the list, since a few people
can't seem to adhere to the few simple and polite requests we've made. But
that would be a shame, wouldn't it?

And Martin.... Face to face over coffee with people who are specifically
akin to wanting to dwell in the lands of philosophy and ethics and politics,
instead of here, where most people just signed up because they wanted to
talk about keeping native fish :) If you can't find those conversations
locally, that's not a concern of NANFA's, nor the rest of this list's.

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