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Thanks EBK And The Future

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



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