[nafex ibiblio list] NAFEX fora

Claude Jolicoeur cjoli at gmc.ulaval.ca
Tue Dec 20 21:11:17 EST 2011

Yes, this list has been for a long time connected to NAFEX.
And as Rivka says, the Pomona printed journal has 
taken a lot of its material from the list - and 
as far as I recall, even issues not that old 
still used material from this list - the official 
reason was that some NAFEX members were not 
connected to internet and could not see what was going on on the internet.
Now, the reason why NAFEX decided to split from 
this list is still is not very clear for me. I 
think this might be one of those extremely bad 
decisions that are sometimes taken, even in great 
organisations, that turn out as disasters.
Maybe it is still time to back off?
I must say that NAFEX has given a lot to me - and 
probably I have also given in return, this is 
just a fair deal!  I have been a true (paying) 
member since 1992, nearly 20 years... But I must 
say the way things are going these days, with the 
neverending existentialism questioning, is really 
bugging me, to the point I might not renew my membership when time comes.
As of the forum on the NAFEX web site, I just 
took a look at it, and I am afraid I will not go 
again for the reasons David and others already 
explained. It is simply not as convenient as this list.

Claude Jolicoeur

Le 20:39 11.12.20, vous avez écrit:
>If I understood one of Lawrence's earlier posts on this correctly, the
>answers are a) this list group was originally connected with NAFEX,
>though it isn't any longer and b) ibiblio will not allow the name of
>the list to be changed.
>I know that there was a stretch of time during which the print version
>of NAFEX took some of its articles from this list -- portions of the
>email discussions here would show up in the print magazine.
>-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly
>Fresh-market organic produce, small scale
>On Dec 20, 2011, at 8:30 PM, Idell Weydemeyer wrote:
> > Why is the list group called NAFEX if it is not a NAFEX sponsored/
> > controlled
> > group? Quite misleading-- I was not aware of this difference until
> > recently.
> >
> >
> > If this listgroup has at a third or more non NAFEX (does it?) , why
> > not give
> > the group a different name--such as Fruit Explorers? Or find a name
> > that
> > selects some region of the country that has by far the majority of
> > members?
> >
> > Idell

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