Re: Sightings!

Josh R. Williams (
Sat, 30 Dec 1995 22:10:18 -0500 (EST)

Well, I have to admit I was a little out of line when I said to send the 
sightings to me instead of the Seesat-l list, please continue to send 
them to Seesat-l, I guess the wording of the message I sent was a little 
vague, I was just thinking maybe we could exchange the sightings in an 
international "log", I was just curious to see what kind of response I 
would get from people who might like to participate in my little 
"contest" and have a little fun with it too.. Please don't stop using 
Seesat-l over me (not that, that would ever happen). Thanks for listening.

Josh R. Williams                                 Latitude: 41 deg 59' 29" N  
E-Mail:                       Longitude: 83 deg 27' 41" W
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On Sun, 31 Dec 1995, Bart De Pontieu wrote:

> Josh R. Williams writes :
> >Sorry to bring my home page back onto this list but I figured I would try 
> >to do the list a favor by trying to reduce list traffic, the excess 
> >traffic I am talking about is the "I saw this" traffic. Instead of 
> >sending sightings to the seesat-l list send them to me instead. The 
> >sightings will be published on my page and the person with the most 
> >sightings at the end of the month will win a prize. To get the rules and 
> >regs. surf to my page (address in the sig). 
> Hmmm, exchanging information about observations (i.e. 'I saw this') was
> one of the main reasons Walter Nissen and I started SeeSat-L in the
> first place in December 1994. I don't think the list traffic has become
> that cumbersome, has it ? At least the number of subscribers is still
> growing (210 now), so I imagine most people are not too bothered with
> volume (yet?).
> Of course, I have nothing against Josh's proposal to send sightings to
> him so he can put them on the Web, but I would suggest to also keep
> sending sightings to SeeSat-L, since that is exactly what we meant 
> SeeSat-L for (I'm sure Walter will correct me if he disagrees). SeeSat-L
> would loose a lot of its value to me if sightings were banned from it.
> Concluding, I feel we don't see enough sightings on SeeSat-L. I have no
> idea about what most people on the list are observing. 
> Anyone agree/disagree ?
> Cheers,
>    Bart De Pontieu (