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When Good Things End: UFOupdates V 2.0

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 14:17:51 -0400
Archived: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 14:17:51 -0400
Subject: When Good Things End: UFOupdates V 2.0

Source: Jason Gammon's Blog



When Good Things End: UFOupdates V 2.0

Errol Bruce-Knapp, famed one-man-band behind the phenomena
called UFO UpDates has recently announced that due to both lack
of time and funding, List-subscribers of the non-active
Ufologist kind will be forced to pay modest fees for their
subscription and archive accessibility.

Though I fully understand the position 'EBK' is in, I can't help
but fear such a change will ultimately prove devastating to the
survival of UFO UpDates. For some 11 years now, the List has been
a place where famous and not-so-famous Ufologists/enthusiasts
could 'debate' cases, 'facts', and supposedly relevant issues
relating to the UFO phenomena. I would hate to see this come to
an end.

One of the problems, as I see it, is that the quality of the
posts varies greatly on a monthly basis, so much in fact that I
fear some readers would consider it a waste of money to
subscribe, especially those readers who are fond of lurking and
who rarely contribute to List discussions.

EBK has stated that those actively involved in the Ufological
field will still have normal access as before. I don't find this
concerning in the least. Instead, it is the exclusion of the
average Joe (unless they are willing to pay) that I believe will
ultimately prove lethal to the List. In a world where most of
the 'big wigs' in this field have their own websites and blogs,
the average Joe is far more likely to seek 'free' information

I was truly saddened while reading the notification. As a
reader/contributor, I relished the opportunity to 'jump in' and
have my opinion known. Much empathy does go out to EBK because
he truly deserves monetary compensation for his sacrifice for
maintaining UFOupdates all these years.

EBK, perhaps there is yet another option to consider....maybe
something along the lines of a grant, scholarship, an extremely
generous tax deduction, or any number of combinations of
'reimbursement' which could retain the integrity, feel, and
appeal of this wonderful List?

As of now, the changes to the List, a.k.a. 'UFOupdates V 2.0',
is set to occur October 1, 2007.

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