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[at-l] Warning! WF Post
- Subject: [at-l] Warning! WF Post
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (James Bullard)
- Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2001 18:34:40 -0400
This isn't going to be mean spirited. It's more like a reality
check. WF's post to ATML complained that he had just spent 127 hours and
$7000 upgrading Trailplace and questioned whether anyone else reading his
message had made that large a contribution to the trail community
(paraphrased. I didn't keep the original post, but I'm fairly sure that's
an accurate representation).
Question 1 - I believe he did this voluntarily, did he not? So why
complain about doing it? Nobody held a gun to his head and forced him to
Question 2 - What is the "Trail Community"? Is it only Trailplace and ATML
or everyone who uses/enjoys the AT? If the latter then TP reaches maybe
1/10th of 1 percent of those who spend some time on the AT annually.
Question 3 - If by the "Trail Community" he means Trailplace/ATML isn't
that his property? Those who defend his tight control over TP keep
reminding us of that fact, so how those 127 hours and $7000 constitute a
contribution to the trail rather than an investment in his own trail based
Just asking. Inquiring minds want to know. Frankly I thought the post
read like it was written by someone who just put in a 127 hour week and
badly needed rest.