From: Isaac Koi <isaackoi.nul> Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2013 18:54:07 +0000 Archived: Fri, 27 Dec 2013 06:07:27 -0500 Subject: Thanks EBK And The Future As I've already let Errol know via Facebook, I would like to thank him for his efforts running the List up to now (and wish him, and other members of this List, a very Merry Christmas). It seems to me that there is still a heck of a lot of discussion of UFO sightings etc on the Internet - it just seems to be very fragmented, spread over numerous different forums, email Lists (some public, some private), blog comment sections, numerous Facebook pages etc etc. Online UFO discussion forums and Facebook groups, in particular, seem to have exploded increased in popularity in almost a direct negative correlation with the decreasing number of posts to this List. However, different modes of communication seem to incentivise different depths of analysis. Facebook's presentation of posts (e.g. cutting off the number of lines displayed without clicking on another button to reveal more) incentivises posts which are generally kept within that limit of about 3 lines. I think it is very, very likely that the closing of UpDates (while perfectly understandable, due to the effort involved) means that we can see even less detailed discussion of issues/sightings. We can also expect even more time to be wasted reinventing the wheel within ufology, with researchers not becoming aware of research/investigations already done by others... This List has served as the closest thing I've seen to a centralised discussion point for leading ufo researchers (including, unusually, a significant number of prominent skeptics) during more than the last decade. As if the state of ufological research were not bad enough already... Perhaps there could be a hand-over to a lower-maintenance successor email list (e.g. a Yahoo Groups group)??? Anyway, Merry Christmas to EBK and fellow (shortly to be ex) List Members, Isaac Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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