comforting and spicy at the same time (tinymonster) Thu 11 Sep 03 05:15
Yes. They haven't taken "the vow," so to speak.
Gail Williams (gail) Thu 11 Sep 03 09:38
Inkwell's different in another way. Those who use pseuds here are anonymous to anyone reading offline. WELL members must provide their real names for one another to know, but the name field can be filled with a nickname, a slogan, a random quote from another poster or a meta-message, for example. Being able to click on <tinymonster> or <bumbaugh> and get a name and optinoal bio or comments makes the experience quite different. The people who send in mail don't get to see your name if you don't put it out there, so it's not so unreasonable for them to ask for limited identification. Besides, our talented hosts can screen for spam, incoherent drooling and libelous allegations, so it's not the same as having that guest poster put her own words up in that regard, either.
Marla Hammond (marlah) Thu 11 Sep 03 14:01
What about YOYOW? Are you able to hold someone responsible for their post if you do not know who they are? Or is the posting host the responsible party in this case?
Gail Williams (gail) Thu 11 Sep 03 14:10
It's reposting -- quoting with permission. Users always take general responsibility for reposting, though they probably can't vouch for the accuracy of the info, or the identity of the mailer, for instance. And if there were a copyright issue, and we learned of it, of course it would be scribbled. That's the law and common sense.
David Gans (tnf) Thu 11 Sep 03 14:15
If there were anythiing remotely controversial about the proffered post, we'd likely want to include more identifying information.
Dennis Wilen (the-voidmstr) Thu 11 Sep 03 19:32
Cool. I can trust <tnf>.
gary (ggg) Thu 19 Feb 04 13:26
pardon my amygdala (murffy) Thu 19 Feb 04 13:52
I think you posted in the wrong topic. Did you mean <inkwell.vue.207>?
Gail Williams (gail) Wed 29 Sep 04 15:46
Wow, Monday Inkwell.vue will be an astonishing SIX YEARS OLD! Hooray to the hosts, guests, conversation anchors, book readers, participants and readers of all stripes! What a fine endeavor.
David Gans (tnf) Sun 20 Mar 05 17:45
We are both sorry and happy ot make the following announcement: Sorry to bid adieu to cohost Jon Lebkowsky, whose "real life" has gotten too busy and productive that he doesn't have time to give this gig the attention it needs; happy to welcome Hal Royaltey to the team. Speaking for himself, Hal says: > I'm interested in many subjects - science (esp. ecology/evolution), com- > puters & programming, history, politics, economics, sailing, movies and, > most important, books about all these things and many more. From the time > I got caught in 3rd grade with a science fiction book tucked inside my math > book until the present day I've loved books, and reading, and talking about > books. > Some biographical details: I just turned 58 last month. I have a Ph.D. > from SUNY/Stony Brook's department of Ecology and Evolution. Most of my > life I've made my living as a programmer. I served in the US Army 67-69 > but I never went to Vietnam. I host the Politics, IBM PC, and > Veterans.ind confs here on the Well. I own too damn many books, but I > can't bear to part with any of them. So. Thank you, jonl, for your excellent stewardship of the Inkwell, and we wish you the very beat in your endeavors. And thank you, Hal, for taking this job on. We're glad to have you with us!
wish you the very beat (tinymonster) Sun 20 Mar 05 20:23
We'll miss you, (jonl) -- Happy belated birthday, Hal -- and TFTP (an appropriate one from a musician), David!
David Gans (tnf) Sun 20 Mar 05 21:53
Gail Williams (gail) Mon 21 Mar 05 10:00
Thanks for all the care, Jon. I'm hoping that this just means we all get a little more of you in <vc.> and <blog.> within the gates of the WELL, and that you'll be visiting here, too. You brought a lot of wonderful guests to the mix here. And welcome Hal! Another chapter. Thanks and welcome to you!
Hal Royaltey (hal) Mon 21 Mar 05 11:13
Thanks all, and my thanks to <jonl> for all his work here.
virtual community or butter? (bumbaugh) Mon 21 Mar 05 20:54
Yeah, welcome, Hal, and thanks Jon -- both for your stewardship here and for helping me grasp a few of the ropes around this place.
Public persona (jmcarlin) Mon 21 Mar 05 21:51
> Did we say "Mr. Tambourine Man" was coming March 25? Change in plans! So instead, we have "Sgt Pepper"!
(rytas) | (satyr) Tue 22 Mar 05 09:47
> Stony Brook Hal, did your time there overlap with Von Bertalanffy, or was he already retired by then?
Hal Royaltey (hal) Tue 22 Mar 05 12:28
I don't remember any Bertelnaffy. I was there 71-80, but the last four years (76-80) I was working full time and was only registered for a single credit while I worked on my research and dissertation. My day-to-day interaction with the department was limited during those years.
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Wed 23 Mar 05 13:08
A belated check-in from me -- I've been away on vacation since last Friday and I didn't get a chance yet to publicly thank Jon Lebkowsky for the amazing energy and enthusiasm he brought to his role here in Inkwell for the past mumblemumble (five, has it been five?) years. Jon, it's been such a pleasure to collaborate with you, we've been blessed with your presence for such a long time. The WELL and Inkwell.vue has been very lucky, indeed. We're also delighted that Hal has agreed to join the Inkwell team. I'm looking forward to helping him get comfortable in the role of Inkwell host and in seeing what special talents he brings to the project. Thanks, Hal, for stepping up to the challenge!
(rytas) | (satyr) Sun 27 Mar 05 11:26
> I don't remember any Bertelnaffy. I was there 71-80 Hmmm, I think he might have died a couple of years before that. Ludwig Von Bertalanffy, physician turned biologist turned systems theorist, widely considered one of the founders of the systems movement, along with mathematician Anatol Rappaport and economist Kenneth Boulding. Author of "General Systems Theory" and subject of "Uncommon Sense", by Mark Davidson. He wound up his career at Stony Brook, but I think he was still in Canada when GST was published.
Teleological dyslexic (ceder) Sun 27 Mar 05 23:01
Hal Royaltey (hal) Mon 28 Mar 05 22:57
Hi Claire! Thanks!
Paul Terry Walhus (terry) Tue 29 Mar 05 08:21
I'm looking forward to the Deborah Santana inkwell.vue session, the book has been terrific! Thanks for sending me the copy.
Jon Lebkowsky (jonl) Tue 29 Mar 05 10:55
Hey, I didn't see the thank-yous til now (I took a vacation from Inkwell), but thanks for the thanks! Inkwell was a blast, and I'm gonna miss it.
It's a new sun to me (nukem777) Tue 29 Mar 05 19:10
It's all good. Jon you are terrific, all the best in all your many endeavors. I hope sxsw was excellent. Hal, this should be a blast. Enjoy.
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