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In a message dated 6/13/99 3:20:51 PM Pacific Daylight Time, vicpeng(--nospam--at) 

<< If the list was in jeopardy of apparent low participation, threat of wind 
 would surely bring all lurkers forward.  Me?  Well about all I'm good for is
 lurking and fishing anyway.
 Thor Tandy  P.Eng  MCSCE
 Victoria BC
 vicpeng(--nospam--at) >>

Thor, first of you are not a "Lurker" and the ton of posts under your name 
indicates that.
Second, I think you missed the point - it's the numbers that help to sway the 
opinions and motivate those who are in a position to create codes, to invest 
the time to reevaluate or change the direction of the work they are doing. 
All professional organizations are political and are influenced by hard 
numbers - SEA is not different. A few outspoken members does not consititute 
the opinions of the majority when there are 15,000 known subscribers. 
Therefore, the boards and chairs are more apt to respond to the majority 
concensus rather than a few outspoken "zealots" such as myself. 
Logic and reason are only the mechanics to register numbers - in themselves, 
historically, they accomplish very little. This is why it is so important to 
the majority who Lurk to do the easiest thing possible - post either an 
affirmation or rejection of the opinions stated.

Dennis Wish PE