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Will you miss the Elephant Talk newsletter?

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Will you miss the Elephant Talk newsletter?

Yes - it was a great resource that taught me a lot
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40%
No - it was old fashioned maaan, and I'm more into RSS feeds, podcasting and MySpace
14
56%
I don't know - what's an Elephant Talk?
1
4%
 
Total votes : 25

Will you miss the Elephant Talk newsletter?

Postby vrooom on Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:39 pm

So suddenly, in a flash of random inspiration, it hit me that the recent demise of the Elephant Talk newsletter could make a half-decent poll. In case you don't live, breathe, eat, sleep and shit King Crimson 24/7, there's a really great KC resource called Elephant Talk that used to have a newsletter section. This newsletter acted as a conduit for all manner of questions, trivia and news related to the band and alumni. However, it seems that the wizened hand of time has caught up with the plucky little newsletter and it has fallen out of fashion, soooooooooo:

Will you miss the Elephant Talk newsletter?

A simple yes or no will not suffice. Oh no sirreee, for what we want are your misty-eyed recollections of the golden era of King Crimson chat from the Parliament of PachydermsTM. So get voting and get nostalgic or I'll come round your house and tread on your toys.
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Postby MarkSullivan on Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:58 pm

I'm just surprised it took them so long to discontinue the newsletter. It was cutting-edge technology when they started it, but it's been years since I read it regularly. It's so hard to have a conversation when there's so much lag time. It was a wonderful resource during the early years, though; as Fripp said, really the only resource on KC-related matters for a long time. And I'm glad they're keeping the site up. It's still a great resource for KC info of all sorts.
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Postby Indyrod on Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:28 pm

hell no I won't miss it. I never liked it that much to start. It's probably been three or four years since I even looked at.
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Postby Bruce Jensen on Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:27 pm

well that's a tough vote to cast, not because I still read it- I stopped years ago, rather because it was one of those sites that made getting on the web seem 'necessary' to me.
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Postby vrooom on Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:54 pm

Bruce Jensen wrote:well that's a tough vote to cast, not because I still read it- I stopped years ago, rather because it was one of those sites that made getting on the web seem 'necessary' to me.


Indeed. It is a real shame that ET didn't evolve from its earliest beginning and adopt a forum. When the original DGM GB shut up shop, I always thought that ET would take up the challenge and I kept expecting that forum to appear even after I condemned KC fans to years of misery with FraKctured&ProjeKction. Who knows? Maybe its webmaster might do that? I don't know. For that to happen, you'd need someone to take on a hands-on approach and to direct questions from the forum to the other parts of the site, for example. A hefty job. A hefty, nasty job. A hefty, nasty, thankless job.


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Postby Riverman on Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:44 pm

I'm not at all into RSS feeds, podcasting or Myspace, but I picked the 'no' option anyway. The time-lagged discussion really kept little interest in light of fora where we can post messages instantly.

Newsletter aside, the site is still a great resource for reviews & trivial info, so I'm glad that at least will stay.
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Postby ChewChewGumChew on Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:46 pm

I probably hadn't visited there for over a year. I had forgotten it even existed till now. It was good when there wasn't much, then it wasn't much.
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Postby TheCrimsonChin on Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:01 pm

vrooom wrote:
Bruce Jensen wrote:well that's a tough vote to cast, not because I still read it- I stopped years ago, rather because it was one of those sites that made getting on the web seem 'necessary' to me.


Indeed. It is a real shame that ET didn't evolve from its earliest beginning and adopt a forum. When the original DGM GB shut up shop, I always thought that ET would take up the challenge and I kept expecting that forum to appear even after I condemned KC fans to years of misery with FraKctured&ProjeKction. Who knows? Maybe its webmaster might do that? I don't know. For that to happen, you'd need someone to take on a hands-on approach and to direct questions from the forum to the other parts of the site, for example. A hefty job. A hefty, nasty job. A hefty, nasty, thankless job.


Darren


Thanks Darren.

Now it isn't thankless.

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Edit ~ I voted no too. ET Web is a great resource but the newsletter never really held my interest. My attention span is too short.
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Postby Yorkshire Square on Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:23 pm

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Postby Indiscipine 90125 on Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:29 pm

Though I never really read much of it, I certainly will miss it, as it used to be the highlight of my week. Now, my life feels a bit emptier, as I have to actually go out there and find things to read on the weekends while I blast Red and make my neighbors want to kill me!

Admittedly, though, I'm kind of... balanced on the whole issue. Once technology came far enough for forums to exist, they should have switched over, but never did - a major disappointment, as it slowed down the discussions.

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