Undet. Papilionid from Rio Grande Valley, TX

jhimmel at connix.com jhimmel at connix.com
Tue Nov 3 08:11:03 EST 1998

Re. David's post:  If everyone was allowed include images in their messages, 
this list would be dead!  There would be no conversation re. lepidoptera or 
ANYTHING!! It would take so long to get into our mailboxes, it just wouldn't be 
worth it to subscribe (for MOST of us, at least).

This is a RIDICULOUS conversation since the alternative is so simple:  a)The 
poster describes the lep. b) The poster asks for help IDing it.  c) The poster 
makes his or her email address available(which should be anyway) so those who 
wish to help can have the image sent directly to them.  

Nobody has to "suffer", as you put it.  Nobody has to have thier valuable time 
eaten up unnecessarily.  And most importantly, the Poster still has an outlet 
for information.

You know, there will be a time when this will not be a problem for anyone's 
computer.  But I'm sure we'll ALL find something else to irritate us... ;)

John Himmelman   
John Himmelman
Killingworth, CT USA
jhimmel at connix.com
On Mon, 2 Nov 1998, bugguy at webtv.net (David Albaugh) wrote:
>I must say with all honesty that this list is getting kinda ridiculous.
>Let's see...what's it called? Oh yeah, The Lepidoptera-L List. So why is
>it that so many people on this list get criticized for talking
>about...um...lepidoptera?!? Give me a break. Just because some people's
>systems can't handle pictures or it costs them money to receive images
>the whole list has to suffer? Maybe these people shouldn't be on these
>lists in the first place. God forbid someone should just try to identify
>a species unknown to him or her. It only makes sense to send as much
>info as possible and a picture is always a plus. I think the only thing
>that hasn't been criticized on this list is when people post what they
>have seen in their yards or on collecting trips. If I thought this list
>was gonna be about just that I would have never subscribed. Remember
>people, this list is about LEPIDOPTERA - ALL LEPIDOPTERA! Not just what
>a select few feel is right to talk about. This list is supposed to be
>for everyone yet it doesn't seem as though everyone is allowed to enjoy
>it. I want to learn things, not listen to people bicker....
>David Albaugh

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