RE: [SeeSat] RE: List suggestion - My last email to this group..

From: Ted Molczan (ssl3molcz@rogers.com)
Date: Sun Feb 08 2009 - 18:14:53 UTC

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    Derek, I receive subject-line identifier requests from time to time. When I
    first considered the matter (some years ago), my research suggested that a
    consensus of opinion on the idea was unlikely. Since I was unlikely to please
    everyone, or even a significant majority, and given that fairly simple
    alternatives are commonly available, I decided to please myself, and stay with
    the status quo.
    
    Perhaps my suggestion for an alternative filtering strategy lacked clarity. I
    did not advise to use the web archive to read messages, rather I advised that if
    your mail client can base filter rules on the text of the body of a message,
    then you could tell it check for
    "http://www.satobs.org/seesat/seesatindex.html", which appears at the bottom of
    the body of all SeeSat-L messages. As far as I know, even simple clients like
    Outlook Express can do that.
    
    If your mail client cannot filter on main-body contents, but can filter on the
    To: address, then perhaps you can try using a separate address for SeeSat-L, and
    filtering on that.
    
    > What the heck is wrong with this group? You can only observe 
    > this way or that way..
    
    If you got that impression from the recent, mostly light-hearted threads on
    binoculars vs. video, then please understand that there is no real controversy
    among positional observers regarding targets or methods. Those threads started
    with a complete misunderstanding of a comment by someone in an article, and then
    took on a life of their own. Mostly, people were just kidding around;
    unfortunately that can lead to misunderstandings.
    
    Binocular/stopwatch and camera/GPS observations coexist quite nicely in our
    orbital analyses, and the latter have extended our reach to the distant GEO and
    highly-elliptical orbits - a very significant advance for the hobby.
    
    Ted Molczan
    Admin: SeeSat-L, satobs.org
    
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