Posted by Kali on October 05, 1997 at 22:32:39:
In response to Um, er...just a suggestion...., written by Betsy on October 04, 1997 at 16:57:45
] Um, you know, I really don't intend to be critical, but
] I think one of the "problems" is that when people do post
] something from a topic already discussed that the first
] message coming back is "Well, we already discussed that and
] you can find it if you look further down." As one who
] can't get on the web very often, I don't post a lot of
] questions I have becuase I am sure you'll have already
] discussed it and I'll get one of those short little notes
] telling me I missed the boat and to look further.
] But I love this board and have noticed it slowing down
] so it would be nice if we could cover some of the old
] territory for those of us who weren't here for all of it.
] (ducking and waiting for the flames....)
Betsy, Betsy, Betsy...no one's going to bite your head off for bringing up something that's already been covered. Any reference to past discussions I'm sure has been made with the intent to assist your understanding by directing you, even if indirectly, to the archives for the original discussions.
You must understand that some subjects may have been beaten into the ground to the point at which most people just aren't interested in discussing them anymore. You have a right to ask, but that doesn't mean everyone else is obligated to answer. In addition (and I'm sure you realize this), there are some subjects that are discussion killers in and of themselves - like which adaptation is better. Plenty of people get turned off and won't post if they see that another fruitless, mindglazing thread regarding how much Emma2 sucks or how borign Emma3 is or how Jeremy Northam is too young or John Carson too old.
Anyway, please do speak what's on your mind, and ask the questions you have. Before you ask, though, please check the archives to catch up on what you've missed. And if you still dont' feel an issue has been properly addressed, bring it up again.
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