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Skip King <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Skiing Discussion and Snow Reports <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 7 Dec 2004 18:31:47 -0500
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At 05:43 PM 12/7/2004, Jim B. wrote:

(snippage)

>Hey, I dunno where to draw the line, but I gotta go back to "SKIVT-L is a
>non-commercial, non-profit, labor of love unaffiliated with any ski area
>or corporation." Does that mean no "For Sale" posts?  I dunno.  I'd just
>hate to see the List become another BB for selling stuff over the web.
>
>/shameless troll/Course that means I guess Leigh's trips and Marc's FTO
>notices and other posts are out, too, but again, let the List self-
>regulate. /shameless troll/
>
>I'd love to hear how others feel on the topic...


I'd say you summed it up pretty durned well, Jim!  Yes, the list veers
sharply off course from time to time - as will any conversation held in a
roomful of smart, passionate and opinionated people.  That's part of the
charm and fun, IMHO.

I, too, would NOT like to see the list loaded up with FS: Superblitz 300XK
postings. The occasional piece of oddball gear tossed out there .. or a
post advising other listers that something cool is available to all? Sure,
why not?  But routine classified ads are boring.  Ski threads, political
threads, Red Sox threads and flame wars are fun.

My .014925 Euros, at today's close

And this list is supposed to be fun.  Right? Right.

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