[bksvol-discuss] Hoping we opt for friendliness andCindy isn't unsubscribing

Dear Cindy, and List

You are such a generous volunteer, Cindy, and I've enjoyed your posts to the Book Share Lists. We are lucky to have you and I hope the grumbling doesn't chase you off. I will stay Lissi to save your place as the Cindy in this group!

Is Tony a staff member or moderator. I'm still too new to connect all of the names with personalities. His tone was so rigid, commanding and uncompromising. If he is the boss, then I suppose the list and I will comply, but the list will be poorer and colder for it.

From my perspective, the complainers are far outnumbered by listers who appreciate the warmth and personal touches which distinguish us from workers with name tags.

Many volunteers make no money for the time they donate to expand our reading choices. Friendly messages of appreciation and interest in one another as individuals are rewarding. The community feeling on this list inspires us to work together for the increased reading and individual pleasure of all.

How can the human touch be a bad thing? Aren't we capable of deciding for ourselves whether or not to ignore particular threads and O Tees?

I'm way behind managing my e mail, but I don't expect the list to reconfigure itself to match my pace. I've already improved my computer skills meeting the challenge of keeping up. In my case this list only accounts for part of the volume of messages I'm getting. I will continue to become more efficient at reading, sorting, filing and deleting mail and I may unsubscribe to this or that list, but I won't be complaining to any group about the state of my in box which I consider my responsibility to manage.

Writing this gives me the shivers because I dread controversy, but I feel I have to speak up in favor of retaining the freedom to mix personalities with technical details. We are volunteers, not salaried, profit driven employees. I was touched that listers took time to thank Melissa and wish her well and show similar concern for others dealing with experiences from the tragic to joyful.

I will stay subscribed to this list because it teaches me so much that I need to learn, but I hope it will continue to demonstrate the value of the contributors as well as their contributions as it did when I joined a month ago.

Either way --- Always With Love,

Lissi



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