Begin forwarded message:
> From: Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: May 29, 2014 at 9:23:31 AM CDT
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [CODE4LIB] mailing list administratativia
> Reply-To: Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>
> This is some mailing list administratativia.*
> Buried deep in the dark (unindexed by Google) Web is a paragraph describing the purpose of the Code4Lib mailing list:
> The purpose of the Code4Lib mailing is to provide a forum for
> discussing the use of computers in libraries, usually in the form
> of writing software. Example topics include but are not limited
> to the strengths and weaknesses of particular protocols or
> computer applications, the use of those protocols or applications
> to address library problems, the sharing of cool (or "kewl")
> hacks, position and conference announcements, etc. 
> Nobody is more concerned about the noise to signal ratio on this list than me, the list’s owner. The Code4Lib community has traditionally been rather hands-off when it comes to governance. And consequently strict policies have been kept to a minimum, if not nonexistent. We are humans, and with that come all sorts of beauties as well as blemishes. We must both embrace and accept this. I tend to be a “let a thousand flowers bloom” kind of guy ^h^h^h^h person. So I am able to tolerate seemingly off-topic threads. But when people start sending me messages and when people start unsubscribing to the list, then I know something is a bit off kilter. Believe it or not, I read each and every post that comes across the wire. Such is my responsibility. Now that we seem to be on track again, I am more relaxed.
> In short, this is a gentle reminder to stay on topic, most of the time.
> * Apparently “administratativia” is a word of my own design because a search of it in Google returns only postings I’ve written. No wonder my spell checker doesn’t like it.
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> Eric Lease Morgan