May 6th, 2005
|cameellie||11:40 pm - The Twit List|
There is a Yahoo Group called The Knit List. It is a place where knitters can post questions and comments and news pertaining to knitting. It is monitored by the "List Moms" who decide what is acceptable to the Knit List. Here is the email I just received in reply a post I made today.
Knitlist mom heather here with a cc to the other list moms.
I'm rejecting the quoted below from you for the very obvious (to me at
least) reason that when a Knitlist mom says that a topic it closed
that's it -- no more messages about it and certainly not one that is a
direct reply to a "do not post more messages about this" message.
We're pretty cool about questions too but when we say no we mean it
and I'm pretty sure that Clara (Knitter's Review) is too.
Knitlist mom along with Barb Burri, Mary Hunt, Patty Kim, Janet Lynn &
> Date: Sat, 07 May 2005 00:37:44 -0000
> To: email@example.com
> From: "Cameellie-weellie" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: Momstuff, OKC
> --- In email@example.com, "TwistedSpinster"
> <twistedspinster@y...> wrote:
> > Listmom emeritus Ruth popping up here...
> > I just rejected a few posts because of the whole
> knitting-on-airplanes topic. Please, this topic is closed. Has been
> for a LONG time- no more posts on this. We will have questions from
> time to time, please answer them OFF list.
> To those of you with questions about knitting and flying and don't
> know where to turn
> They're pretty cool about questions.
Could that twat have been any snippier? Someone needs to tell her that keeping her vibrator in the freezer is having a negative effect on her personality.
Current Mood: annoyed
Hahahahaha! Yeah...sounds like she could use a good thawing. I'd suggest you email the original poster with a link.
But in all seriousness...the whole knitting and flying posts have been done to death so I can see their point. I stopped reading the
KnitList a couple of years ago when it was obvious that every question could have been answered with one thing
Oh and don't be surprised if all your future KL posts are moderated...I've heard rumors of such in the past.
I don't care if my posts are forever moderated on the Twit List. I just thought that posting a one-stop answer place that wasn't Google would be helpful. And the bitch had to slap me down. Feh!
|Date:||May 27th, 2005 08:11 pm (UTC)|| |
Elitist attitude among knitters
I am Deb aka dudleyspinner. http://dudleyspinner.blogspot.com/
I done have a live journal account, but don't wish to remain anonomous.
I have noticed this elitist attitude all around the blog world. The I am more popular, i.e. better, smarter, faster knitter than you. Where does this crap come from? The attitude that we have been around and so we will be rude and thoughtless to any foolish newbie that should be brave enough to ask a question, or stupid enough to want to learn how to knit and the project they have chosen is god forbid, a poncho, a simple scarf. Nothing worthy of the attention of the elite "IN" croud. I hate this attitude. Most of the readers of my blog are not bloggers, so can't leave comments. Do I care?? NOPE, not a bit. If being one of the In crowd means being a rude person who has that "better than you attitude". Who would drown in a rainstorm because their nose is stuck in the air. I don't need validation from the likes of them.
If anyone has a question that I can answer, I will be glad to, no matter how many times I may have heard it. I have demonstrated spinning at quite a few places over the 20 years I have been spinning. I get asked the same question over and over, and always try to be polite. People in my life have been kind, and shared their knowlege with me, in a way that did not belittle me. They explained that we all start somewhere, and where I was was only a point on my journey, not the end, my beginning. To all of you trying to learn to knit or crochet, or spin, don't let the attitude of the elitist few deter you. They are the minority, I hope anyway. If anyone has questions, I will do my best to answer them.