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RE: Message to those Lurking in the shadows:>)

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My name is Shawn Wicks Freilinger.  I work in Salem, OR.  Our company
designs and manufactures communication towers.  I suppose I am one of
those "lurkers" you've spoken of. :-)


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Dennis S. Wish [SMTP:wish(--nospam--at)]
> Sent:	Monday, March 09, 1998 7:01 PM
> To:	Seaoc@Seaoc. Org
> Subject:	Message to those Lurking in the shadows:>)
> In a recent private discussion, I learned that there are some 6,000
> subscribers to this list. I don't believe it!
> This would mean that 6,000 people are receiving our twenty some daily
> posts. Surely something in those posts must prompt a response. If
> those in the shadows are not interested in the list, then are you
> simply dumping our posts into the floating trashcan?????
> Since I don't believe that there are 6,000 subscribers - I don't even
> believe there are 600. I'm being generous at that - Are there really
> more than 50 or 60??????? 
> Let's do this. I challenge each of you who have not posted on this
> list in the last two weeks to send me a private email to let me know
> that you are alive and well and haven't fallen down waiting for help.
> Send your SHORT note to me at wish(--nospam--at)  No solicitation for
> money, please!  I spend too much time on this list to earn a decent
> living.
> Again, I would like to receive one post from each subscriber and I
> promise to keep it anonomous - I'll even trash it after I receive it.
> I just want to know how many of you are really out there. I'd love to
> know why the majority of you don't participate since attending
> physical meetings is no longer the excuse. However, I'll accept the
> fact that you exist to be enough. Please include your name and
> location so I can find out who we are reaching. If you want to
> compliment me please do. If you want to flame me, send your post to my
> trashcan(--nospam--at)
> P.S. Please don't expect a reply unless you include a hugh compliment
> - then I only send form letters.
> Sincerely,
> Dennis S. Wish PE