|Subject:||[Nerps] No vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end...|
|Date:||Sat, 3 Apr 1999 19:47:10 +0200|
it by you not reading it.
It reflects what I want to say in this message, like a good subject line
should. Now I hope I can find the right words to say it in. Probably the
way to start is by asking a question:
"What do we want with NERPS?"
The reason I ask this is because the NERPS list is doing the same thing
it's always doing -- that is to say, not a hell of a lot, or better,
nothing at all.
We've managed to bring out over the past 3 1/2 years are a re-edit of an
existing net.book, with a little bit of new material thrown in for good
measure; a compilation of old material that was written before most
current listmembers even knew there was such a thing as the Internet, let
alone a NERPS list; and _one_ new book, which had a grand total of eight
contributors out of the probably hundreds of people who were on the list
in the time it was written and compiled.
There are various explanations for this situation, such as the rise in
popularity of the world wide web, lack of time for the contributors, loss
of interest in a project, poor skill at motivating people on the part of
the Project Leader, or whatever. I don't care about any of them.
Despite numerous efforts to actually get round to making another Shadowrun
net.book, as well as to get the ones we're supposed to be working on back
on the rails, nothing is happening, and nothing appears likely to continue
to happen for a very long time to come. All attempts to do something seem
to fail, and the same goes for every attempt to (re)interest people in
writing something for NERPS.
All this leads me to think that it's time to simply call it quits. NERPS
appears to have outlived its usefulness to Shadowrun-players in the
roughly five years that it's been around, so perhaps it's best to just let
it die and go on to other things.
Feel free to prove me wrong.
Gurth@******.nl - http://www.xs4all.nl/~gurth/index.html
...when we all disintegrate it will all happen again.
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