[sumo] activity on the list, lack thereof
cfinberg at gmail.com
cfinberg at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 05:39:43 EDT 2008
I hope you'll continue to express your views. I'll be interested to read them.
On 9/23/08, jdouglas at nyc.rr.com <jdouglas at nyc.rr.com> wrote:
> For the most part, when one gives a "personal" observation during a Basho,
> it is dismissed by the enlightened ones as "fluff".
> I have nothing of technical, statistical or historical value to give to the
> list, only my very biased and personal reactions and observations.
> As I have stated before, the climate is not generally one of inclusion. I
> mostly reserve my comments to friends, relatives or coworkers who basically
> tune me out.
> I am lucky to have a friend or two who listen.
> I continue to be reluctant to post my feelings and reactions. This was not
> the case ten years ago. Then, it was a place for everyone, regardless of
> their level of connection or expertise. Back in the day.
> ---- Manekineko Hikari <manekineko at mailshack.com> wrote:
>> Hello again.
>> I know I am mostly a lurker here, but allow me one observation. There
>> was much to-do before the basho started whether this list was dying, and
>> whether luring back old contributers (Doitsuyama, Jonosuke, Kintamayama,
>> to name the most prominent ones) would help revive it. But actually most
>> of the content they provide elsewhere does get mailed to the list. What
>> is missing, and conspicuously so, are reactions to daily events.
>> It's basho time. Bouts are played day after day, some favorites lose,
>> some rikishi are on bad losing streaks, some new kids on the block stray
>> into yusho arasoi. You don't have to be able to read Japanese or waste
>> your time surfing the Forum to notice it - it is all served to you on
>> this very List. And yet, there is nary a word of debate, not even
>> outrage/confusion over Asashoryu's loss to Toyonoshima which sparked
>> quite a debate on the Forum.
>> Currently this List is like an abandoned grand edifice, dreaming of its
>> glorious past, silence broken only by echoes. There is beauty and charm
>> in abandoned edifices, but you would not want to stay in one... If you
>> care about this List as much as it seemed from the above-mentioned
>> to-do, make it ring with living voices.
>> Jelena "Manekineko" Macan
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