[TCML] Threadkill -- RQ Non-coiling stuff
bartb at classictesla.com
Sun Feb 3 01:04:00 MST 2008
Hi Bill, All,
I think Chip did the right thing. The TCML is first and foremost about
the construction and related physics of Tesla Coils for spark
production. That was the original intention of the TCML and staying on
those topics are needed even more so today than it was 10 or so years
ago due to the various diversions we have seen in recent years.
As much as I admire RQ's advancements of TC's in the past, I think Chip
is right to remove the post from the list based on it's content.
As far as talking about off-TCML content, I guess an alternative list
could be constructed (but be forewarned that a deluge of topics will
perpetrate that list without rules of on-topic discussions). Email to
the individual has always been an alternative when you want to discuss
off-TCML interests. That is my personal avenue to discussions taken off
list by the moderator of which I've wanted to discuss further.
For whatever "list" develops from this desire, without rules you'll get
all kinds of unwanted topics. With rules, you'll get all kinds of people
wanting to "make a new list with new rules".
There is always a catch 22 no matter what you do. I am very happy that
Chip has maintained the TCML in it's original form and moderation. Huge
KUDO"S go out to Chip for sticking to his guns! This hasn't been an easy
road for him. There have been issues not that long ago with on-topic
It's really those situations which back Chips decision here. RQ was not
around to see some of the junk that transpired. If he was, he would
understand that the need to police the TCML is far more important today
than it was in the past. It's mainly a "sign of the times" issue and
certainly not personal in any way.
William Beaty wrote:
> On Sat, 2 Feb 2008, Chip Atkinson wrote:
>> I'm killing this thread past the welcome back parts.
> For any here who wish to talk freely with RQ, what's a good forum?
> In other words, where should we take any future "threadkill"
> On my own private forum I run two separate versions: the moderated forum,
> and a secondary one which has no moderation and no rules whatsoever. In
> the interest of avoiding any "Suppression of Dissent," I don't halt
> threads, not even the flame-wars. Instead I just direct everyone who
> wants to pursue those "special-interest topics" off to the no-rules forum
> where the main subscribers don't go.
> Unless Chip wants to host an "Alt-Pupman" list, maybe we can agree on a
> single alternate Tesla forum on yahoo etc. for moving off discussions of
> TC Health Effects, or Coiler Marriage Strife, or whatever? Usa-tesla?
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