Your messages to the ARSCLIST are intemperate and inflammatory. Flaming, in
particular, will not be tolerated.
The responses I have seen to your message do not refute your complaint. No
one who wrote was qualified to judge your gripe, and they said so. But all
of them did say, in so many words, that the ARSCLIST is not the venue to
pursue your complaint against the Park Service. Nor is it ever the venue to
exhibit rudeness to responders.
No one on the list wishes to deny you the right to investigate the
disposition of digital recordings held at ENHS, nor take any appropriate
action directly with the site. Yet, within this venue, you have undermined
your own case by the tone of your submissions.
Excerpts from the ARSCLIST guidelines (found at www.arsc-audio.org) are
below. Tone it down or you will be thrown off the list.
University of California Santa Barbara
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On 10/26/06, Mike Loughlin <mikel78_rpm@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"We would all be well advised...." Yes sheep you must all listen to Mr.
Newton. But can somebody on the ARSCLIST explain to me why the entire ENHS
archive is not already available on the internet. If Mr. Seubert and the
UCSB can put up such an amazing cylinder site why can't the federal
government do a better job with the great treasure that is the ENHS
And if they can't why don't the make their archive copies available as
promised? Beginning tomorrow I will start putting the 160 CDs containing
4,000 recordings from the ENHS archives up on youTube just to show how
it is. Shouldn't the world be able to hear the over 400 cds of transfers
that are there? Wouldn't you like to hear a box full of 1890's cylinders
at the ENHS labeled "for mixed company only"? This is not about the
princely sum of $5.00 Mr. Newton, which is what you offered me for a 1940s
WOR recording of Superman's intro on red vinyl that I later sold for
$300.00. If YOU dont want to get involved that is fine. What concern is
of yours what anyone else does?
>From: Graham Newton <gn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The Incompetence at ENHS
>Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 18:45:28 -0400
>Mike Loughlin wrote:
>>In the fall of 2001 I secured a grant... etc etc etc.
>It is interesting to note that the web site listed in this message
>that it is no longer available.
>I'm not sure that this kind of "dirty linen" complaint belongs on the
>There are always two sides to every story and without input from the
>side, this must be discarded... we are not arbitrators or mediators for
>this kind of gripe.
>As a list moderator, I got sucked into mediating such a complaint a short
>time ago, only to ultimately find that it involved the princely sum of $5
>and wasted a lot of my time. As did happen in this case, the complainent
>posted his grievance on a few related mail lists and solicited the
>to get involved.
>We would all be well advised to let Mr. Loughlin hire a legal mouthpiece
>fight his battles for him.
>... Graham Newton
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