I just wanted to put in my support for what Tom said.  I enjoy and become
enlightened by what others are discussing on this list.  For instance, I have
been following the responses to the Beauty and the Beast request with much
interest.  Had all those responses gone directly to the requestor, we would
have all missed out.
I subscribe to several listservs, and some are very chatty.  This one is
less so than most of the others I participate in.  I don't have time to
go through all, so I scan some and delete many, depending on my time constraint
Let us not nip this exchange of ideas in the bud.  Conversation keeps us in ste
p with our social natures.