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I´m travelling at the moment and running out of time and the coins which freed this machine in the hotel lobby!  So I can´t respond individually or do justice to the individual conversations.

My main concern, is, as always,  that these conversations always seem to become reduced to personal criticisms of individual people, or people feeling that general points are being surrepticiously applied to them.  This shouldn´t be about me, Jerome, Afew or any other Frontpager in any personal sense.  (If I have misrepresented your views above, Afew, I apologise.  I wasn´t trying to get at you, simply expressing what I thought were your pretty strongly expressed frustrations - many of which I actually agree with, in the sense that you would want to be a genius with a lot of time on your hands to do all the things a Fper is supposed to do well).

My most general comment is that I think that our moderation and dispute resolution processes can be improved - particularly if we want to appeal to a wider audience - but that pretty much everything else about ET is outstandingly good - especially if we can deal with some of the technical and presentational issues with the scoop platform)..  So I wouldn´t like anything I say above to be taken out of that context.

I really do have to go now and, again, my apologies if I have opened a can of worms without being around to help address any issues arising in a positive way. When I said, in the diary, that I wished you all well, I really meant it.  It wasn´t a cover for any other intent - Jerome - it really is as simple as that.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Apr 6th, 2009 at 12:42:16 PM EST

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