possible website project

fartwell2000 fartwell2000 at y...
Sat Mar 9 21:13:57 GMT 2002

--- In bellhistorians at y..., David Bryant <djb122 at y...> wrote:
> Hello All,
> This email of to canvass opinion on a possible future website 
> which I have in mind.
> The Ringing World has come under much criticism on other chat lists 
> recent months, with a fair bit of justification, I think - I'm 
> considering not nothering to renew my subscription as the RW seems 
> have degenerated into by and large a load of uninteresting crap. Of
> course, it is easy to criticise, but looking through back issues 
> seem to be more articles on matters of bell history, written by 
> who are knowledgeable in the field. Nowadays we seem to get very 
> of this, and although there have been some very good articles 
(those by
> David Cawley in the last couple of Christmas issues spring to mind),
> there is really very little in this line appearing. Presumably 
> aren't bothering any more. I know I've been put off by them not
> publishing things for months and months and then losing photos which
> I've specifically asked to be returned - have others experienced 
> situations? There is also the matter of websites, which are 
> being used to publish 'county bell book' style information.
> Now, to get the point! I'm considering putting together a website
> specifically for publishing short to medium length articles on 
> of bell history, as a sort of 'sister site' to this list. Articles 
> be longer than the RW allows, and illustrations could also be 
> without difficulty. If people would be interested in submitting 
> for such a site I will see about setting it up.
> What do people think?
> David

Good idea-I personally feel that the comic is going 
downhill fast and it seems to me that there is quite a lot 
of "padding" in each issue-wether people are losing interest in it 
due to alleged recent problems in the office or not I don`t know,but 
a website may well be worth a go.

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