Monday, October 07, 2013

the lines blurred

A notice was sent to the entire RASC Toronto Centre membership using the new MailChimp system. And, oddly, it was not about astronomy. It was an important issue. But it just felt, to me, out of place. Not the right forum. One of the first uses, directly from the president no less, and no astronomy or science content.


I wonder if it contributed, indirectly, to the tensions that revealed themselves a few days later, with the off-topic messages in the Yahoo!Group. At least with the listserv, people can turn down the volume. The MailChimp was forced.

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