[meteorite-list] Galactic Analytics content?

From: Swan Valley Bushcraft <snaponusa_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 10:13:47 -0700
Message-ID: <CACLjQcn5pENagH6EzaHRdk7XEg-a6CBj1zY999x5CHcQVrGyUQ_at_mail.gmail.com>

Hello Marc

This Meteorite List has terms of service as well, and has removed
individuals based upon their postings. It would be a shame if our precious
meteorite list was dragged into an ideological debate as we have struggled
to keep the List on topic in the past.

Even though this List is not a democracy, I vote no on your proposal as
briefly described.

Announcements are fine, I believe, as long as they abide by the TOS, but an
increased traffic flow is concerning if it deviates from the spirit and
purpose of this List. Perhaps more clarification about your proposal is

Best wishes


On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 10:01 AM Fries, Marc D. (JSC-XI211) via
Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:

> Howdy all
> For the past several years I?ve run Galactic Analytics on
> Facebook. It has been a freely available forum to discuss meteors and
> meteorite falls, and a convenient site for me to disseminate radar data
> showing potential meteorite falls. When I started this, Facebook was an
> open forum for all participants. Unfortunately, Facebook has recently
> enacted policies which restrict the uncensored flow of content between one
> end of the political spectrum in particular. I cannot support censorship,
> as it is a form of oppression. I have shut down Galactic Analytics (but
> will retain old content on Facebook for the time being) and am looking for
> a new, open venue to host content.
> Most of the options include starting up some new platform,
> which has the drawback of adding yet another source for interested parties
> to keep track of. However it occurred to me that we can use this as an
> opportunity to consolidate sources.
> What would you all think if I were to start posting GA
> content on the Meteorite List? When an event occurs I can post it here. I
> will have to find a server to host images but that is do-able. Be advised
> that it may increase MetList traffic by a sizable fraction.
> What do you think?
> Cheers,
> Marc Fries
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