[nafex] Re: membership and this forum

Christopher Mauchline mauch1 at aol.com
Fri May 11 14:06:44 EDT 2001


Greg Miller, our "list-owner" posted this on April 10th (message 7126)

2.  There has been debate since DAY ONE, when the list totalled all 
of about 10-15 members whether the list should be for dues-
paying NAFEX members or open to all who choose to subscribe.  
Concerns about eroding NAFEX membership, content of posts, 
quantity of posts have been balanced against input from a broad 
expanse of experience.  To date the more open standard has been 
in effect, which in no way minimizes the strong opposition several 
respected contributors to this group has to this practice.  

One concession is that the instructions on how to get to this list 
would be printed only in POMONA, the official publication of 
NAFEX.  The other exception is invitations extended to other similar 
organizations like the BC Fruit Testers Assn. "Unapproved" 
pointers to this list have leaked out, as is inevitable on the 
but that is why this list in "unlisted" on yahoo, as is was on 
egroups and onelist.  (And yes, the info on the cover does need a 
little updating.)

This list is open to all, but there are some who are strongly against 

My interpretation:  Recommend this forum if you wish, but be very 
judicious about doing so.  (I have done as you have up to this point: 
(recommended NAFEX, but not point out this list)).

Chris Mauchline
SE PA, zone 6

--- In nafex at y..., "Robert H." <lostman_amiga at y...> wrote:
> Hello all,
> On occasion I bump into people on the net who are looking for info 
> general fruit growing or a specific fruit issue. I usually tell 
> to look at the NAFEX website and think about joining if your 
> about it. I hope this is a way of helping in the payback of all the 
> info I got from this group. But I havent mentioned the onlin forum 
> once. 
> I know when I first joined this forum there didnt seem to be any 
> membership requirements. I dont know what the rules are about this 
> forum.  Will it be ok if I tell non-members about this forum, or do 
> you all wish to keep this forum for memebers only?


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