A “clearinghouse for information” might be the best description. I’ve given my reasons for email over a website, but would agree that when people think of “mailing lists” they start throwing chairs around and gnawing at the curtains.
I may have to go the website route if feedback is generally negative or hostile. I will see what happens over the next few weeks.
My goal - I’ve said it many times - share information. That is it. That’s the idea, the agenda, the concept. This in turn will remove the isolation a little.
For you and others with vastly more experience, then it’s highly probable you won’t come on board, but some other foreigners in China have formed similar opinions to my own. I won’t convince everybody here, but some have become sick and tired of the status quo. They and myself want to share a little.
A “non-union union”. Hmmm.
You’re experienced. You’re connected. Good for you. But, not everybody is.
You’re only looking at this from your perspective, while I’m trying to look at the bigger picture.
But I don’t just want to sit back, do nothing and hide in the shadows. That hasn’t worked. So, I’ve decided to try a new approach. Perhaps, it’s the wrong approach, but I won’t know until I try.
It is now nap time for us older folks after having a wonderful Subway sandwich which my teaching, not my writing, paid for.[/quote]
I get the point. You made it many times.