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Subject: Re: Regarding Opera-L
From: Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:18:44 -0400
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Bravo!

Bob

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, donald kane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> The answer to Steve B., "across the pond",  and all the rest of those who
> yearn for some kind of monitoring, is that you would be sorry if your wish
> came true.
> Some of the most stimulating threads of discussion on Opera-L are triggered
> by devoted opera lovers submitting a thought that they are eager to share
> with other List members.  That act in itself I consider "opera related",
> and the fact
> that a sufficient number always seem to come forward with responses often
> proves that I am right.  The topic of the day will soon pass, and you
> needn't
> fear that a political rant or two is likely to pre-empt something more
> specifically
> operatic.  I have been a daily follower of this forum for about ten years,
> and
> have never been prompted to complain about any subject that any member
> has submitted other than when one launches a personal attack against
> another.
> Relax and enjoy.
>
> dtmk
>
>
>
> On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 4:43 PM, Michael McPherson <[log in to unmask]
> <javascript:;>>
> wrote:
>
> > Steve,
> >
> > Excellent email — and certainly appropriate. Thank you.
> >
> > Michael
> >
> > > On Mar 23, 2017, at 4:28 PM, Steve B. <[log in to unmask] <javascript:;>>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > I live across the pond. I occasionally contribute if I have something
> > > useful to say and I enjoy reading much of what is said. I admit I baulk
> > at
> > > the rather closed attitudes that appear suggesting that (for example)
> if
> > a
> > > singer hasn’t appeared at the Met then he/she is not worthy of
> > discussion.
> > > My access to Met productions is limited to audio or DVD, There are some
> > very
> > > knowledgeable posters here who are a delight to read and who add to my
> > > knowledge. I am now 75 and my love of opera began around the age of 7
> or
> > 8
> > > so I am not ignorant by any means.
> > >  The reason I am posting is this is because I have a problem. You are
> > > called ‘Opera-L’. Posts appear that have little or no reference to
> opera.
> > > When I mention that I am told ‘If you are not interested then you don’t
> > have
> > > to read the post.’ That is no answer at all. With respect I have seen
> > > recently posts on Judy Garland, Chuck Berry, your presidential
> > elections, in
> > > fact anything that seems to come to mind. No I don’t have to read it
> but
> > > this is Opera-L. If I go into a Fish restaurant and order red snapper
> and
> > > get served Beef with the comment that if I don’t like it I don’t have
> to
> > eat
> > > it then I am not happy. It’s not a complete analogy of course but it
> will
> > > serve its purpose. Either it’s an opera chat site or it isn’t. I value
> it
> > > greatly as that but I am puzzled as to why there seems to be no
> > moderation
> > > at work. Why is it so?
> > > Steve B. England.
> > >
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