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Dumbshows? with An Important Editor's Note
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0396  Thursday, 4 May 2006

From: 		Michael Luskin <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 3 May 2006 14:02:33 EDT
Subject: 17.0387 Dumbshows?
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0387 Dumbshows?

The Editor writes,

 >Hamlet Blog Place, wherever that may be.

Where may that be????????

[Editor's Note:

I am NOT the only game in town.

Since February, after ten or so years of pleading with members to 
exercise self-moderation, I have become more intentional about what I 
post on SHAKSPER.

In the recent past, I have provided instructions for establishing Yahoo 
Groups and QuickTopic Groups 
<http://www.shaksper.net/archives/2005/2038.html>, only two of the many 
FREE venues available for discussions and blogs. In addition, I am more 
than willing to announce any Shakespeare-related, specific-purpose 
discussion groups anyone would care to launch, and I am further willing 
to consider listing such groups/blogs on a page linked to the SHAKSPER 
homepage <http://www.shaksper.net/>, with the title being something like 
Discussion Places. Heck, I will also consider donating space on the 
super-duper, new SHAKSPER server for specific-purpose discussions or 
blogs so long as I am not responsible for them or so long as SHAKSPER is 
not associated with them in any formal manner.

I simply no longer care to offer SHAKSPER (through my commercial 
high-speed Internet DSL, my server costs and maintenance, my L-Soft 
listserv software licensing fees, and my domain-registration fees) as a 
place for Shakespeare chatting.

After years and years of trying to be many, many things to many, many 
different people, I am taking more active control over what I am 
offering on SHAKSPER.

I am amused, possibly even flattered, that my meanings and intentions 
have become a subject for meta-discussion in and of themselves; 
especially since I believe that (perhaps except when I have resorted to 
extreme satire) I write and express myself fairly clearly.

I am pleased that so many appreciate what I offer here. I thank you for 
your good wishes and your support, but the changes I have initiated are 
ones that I felt compelled to make for MYSELF. I do not believe that any 
more needs to be said.

Hardy M. Cook
Owner-Editor-Moderator of SHAKSPER]

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