Although I doubt that David is considering requesting funds by selling advertising, I feel that sponsorship may be helpful to the list. David would be able to purchase hardware, software and a needed web page designer (just kidding about the web designer part David). Please don't misunderstand me. Advertising should be sold on the web page and not on the mailing list. As for IBM or any other advertiser attempting to influence the direction of the list or "junking it up" - I doubt it would occur given the scenario I have suggested. The crux is whether the owner is reliant upon the funds of the advertiser which David is not. It is easy for the subscribers of the list to vent and say no to advertising, but then again, they are not paying bills on a monthly basis to keep the mailing list(s) up! Just my 2 cents. Eric Kempter -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Jeff Crosby Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 1999 6:44 AM To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com Subject: Sponsorship of MIDRANGE-L Jerome Draper wrote: > I think sponsorship by IBM or anybody would junk this list up completely. > Look what has happened elsewhere. I would be very suspect of sponsorship. > My world is cluttered with enough stuff like that. I agree with that statement 100%. No sponsorship. No ads. None of that stuff nohow noway. -- -Jeff +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +--- +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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