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I've learned a great deal from Oui's localized,  international, and sometimes intimate perspectives on political affairs as well as integral criticism of disparate accounts of events presented by sundry journalists. I drill into Oui's links daily simply because I have free time to satisfy my curiosity. And obviously I prefer to spend it here than reading identical stories presented four score times or more each day in multinational editions of a dozen MSM "outlets", Meta Facebook, and Twitter.

You, on the other hand, I've notice over the past decade slipped from the drawer of eurotrib local correspondence with your interest in EP and national poll results and scant notice. Perhaps, too, without concern for known and unknown eurotrib readers whose presence appears only in comments.  

NTTAWWT.

Only to return with an extremely peculiar, topical belligerence and faintly patronizing instructions, disguised as "what I want this site to be" is, I must say, is a daring strategy to exhort anti- PUTIN commenters to subscribe to eurotrib. Be a role model. Write that diary entry you want the site to be! Sparking an invasion UKAUS columnist to decisively quash independence of EU thought.

by Cat on Thu Feb 24th, 2022 at 09:46:36 PM EST
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I drill into Oui's links daily simply because I have free time to satisfy my curiosity

I just don't have the time. But I've seen excellent sites turned to crud because people have avoided the issues that are killing them. Somewhat similar to marriage.

And I do care about about ET contributors.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Feb 25th, 2022 at 06:33:45 AM EST
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And while we're here. As so often, I am not smart enough to figure out what you are saying about me (but I think you are saying that I come and go. Yeah, time issues).

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Fri Feb 25th, 2022 at 06:35:43 AM EST
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And while I'm still here...

I miss the sense of community this site used to have (and in fact, I don't know you, you don't know me. Sad.) It was killed off by Facecrack or whatever, many years ago. But these days, no sentient being would admit to being on that thing, so perhaps we could try to get it back?

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Feb 25th, 2022 at 07:29:38 AM EST
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What am I?

I have been quite open and shared personal information on occasion. Not that it matters, how did you establish I'm a she and not a he or other perhaps? Has been covered many moons ago when the Booman Tribune and Eurotrib was a community. Did a number of Welcome Wagon diaries at the earlier place. A very enjoyable and pleasant time Spring 2005 and forward. Many acquaintances from both blogs and set up personal meetings in Amsterdam and The Hague. Even participated in a ET meeting in Amsterdam.

Have been a prolific blogger for so many years and returned to ET when the place was desolate and a diary now and then and far in between. It's more lively today, that is a big win.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Fri Feb 25th, 2022 at 01:48:22 PM EST
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I was actually talking to Cat when I said that we don't know each other. I have the impression that I know you fairly well, Oui, because you are indeed quite open.

No doubt that is why I felt I had the right to offer some advice. It was an extreme step, but you have not responded, other than very obliquely, to any of my attempts at dialogue.

I am glad that you have fond memories of friendlier times (I have only been to one ET meet-up, Paris in the spring six or seven years ago, and I cherish the memory).
So perhaps we can restart something?

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Feb 25th, 2022 at 02:01:23 PM EST
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Maybe you should consider using Substacks. It is free and it is possible to open comments (at least when we receive it we can comment, but then it is stored for the author of the page to see first, if I understood correctly).
Your comments here and at MoA are extremely valuable to putting things in context and give them a perspective.
I also think that the fancy layout is not a plus. Rather slows down loading and reading.
I would be one of the readers for sure and it might help to get the possibility of getting some readers of more famous places that are interested not solely US/AU/CAN concerned.
by Tom2 on Fri Feb 25th, 2022 at 04:35:49 PM EST
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