what are we about?

Steele Haughton haughton at argonet.co.uk
Sat Aug 17 08:50:18 EST 1996


>   Dear ag-forst netters,  The potential of this net  to provide a useful
> platform for  discussion   is seriously compromised. I am quite turned off
> by the number of personal attacks and  the language of abuse and ridicule
> that is increasingly being used. If people wish to debate the scientific
> facts  of  a case, well and good,  but stoopng to personal inuendo  and
> abuse is  waste of the potential of this net.
> 
> Warwick Silvester                      Ph.(07) 838 4613
> Dept of Biological Sciences             Fax(07) 838 4324
> University of Waikato                     Email WBS at waikato.ac.nz
> Hamilton, New Zealand
> 
> 
Hear hear to the above. I suggest those who wish to involve themselves in heated
debate on enviro-politics are encouraged elsewhere (possibly by starting a
specialised newsgroup for the purpose). 

This group could be the focus for the transfer of many interesting forestry and
agro forestry ideas from one part of the world to another - I spend a lot of my
time transfering good forestry ideas from one part of the UK to another to good
effect so the potential for this group must be enormous.

There is a place for passionate environmental debate - just not here.

PS Should there be a separate FORESTRY or FORESTRY/SILVICULTURE group?
-- 
 Steele Haughton               
haughton at argonet.co.uk               
                                                       
                      




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