[Coral-List] Reef Ball postings

Billy Causey Billy.Causey at noaa.gov
Mon Mar 1 19:46:16 EST 2004

Thank you very much!  At the risk of a flood of protest from my coral-list
friends and colleagues for cc'ing everyone ... you have made yet another
brilliant executive decision!  Cheers, Billy

Jim Hendee wrote:

>    Ladies and Gentlemen,
>        I'm afraid I must ask that postings concerning Reef Balls be taken
>    offline.   I  would  like  to  quote from the Coral-List overview page
>    ([1]http://coral.aoml.noaa.gov/mailman/listinfo/coral-list):
>    The  purpose  of  the  Coral-List listserver is to provide a forum for
>    Internet  discussions and announcements among coral health researchers
>    pertaining  to  coral reef health and monitoring throughout the world.
>    The  list  is  primarily  for  use  by  coral  health  researchers and
>    scientists.  Currently,  over  2000  researchers are subscribed to the
>    list. Appropriate subjects for discussion might include:
>      bleaching events
>      outbreaks of coral diseases
>      high predation on coral reefs
>      environmental monitoring sites
>      incidences of coral spawnings
>      shipwrecks on reefs
>      international meetings and symposia
>      funding opportunities
>      marine sanctuary news
>      new coral-related publications
>      announcements of college courses in coral reef ecology
>      coral research initiatives
>      new and historical data availability
>      controversial topics in coral reef ecology
>      recent reports on coral research
>    Messages  with  solicitations  of  a  commercial  or political nature,
>    inflamatory  commentary  and  other  messages  not appropriate for the
>    coral-list  venue will not be approved for posting; these are messages
>    categorized as follows:
>    the pursuit of private commercial business activities or profit-making
>    ventures
>    - matters directed toward the success or failure of a political party,
>    candidate for partisan political office, or partisan political group
>    - prohibited direct or indirect lobbying
>    -  use  of  Internet  sites that result in an additional charge to the
>    Government
>    - engaging in prohibited discriminatory conduct
>    - the obtaining or viewing of sexually explicit material
>    -  any  activity  that  would  bring  discredit  on  the Department of
>    Commerce
>    - any violation of statute or regulation.
>         My apologies.  It was me who approved these postings in the first
>    place,  but  they  seemed  sort  of  border-line.  However, things are
>    drifiting  toward the commercial side, so I would like to ask that any
>    queries  concerning  Reef Balls be directed to Todd Barber.  I realize
>    that  the  question  of artifical reefs vs. "real" reefs is a possibly
>    politically  loaded  one,  so I would like to ask that you try to keep
>    the  discussion  centered  around natural corals and the natural coral
>    reef ecosystem.
>        Sincerely yours,
>        Jim Hendee
> References
>    1. http://coral.aoml.noaa.gov/mailman/listinfo/coral-list
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Billy D. Causey
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Marathon, FL  33050

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