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Posted by $0.02 on April 10, 2003 at 14:17:15:

In Reply to: Name ?using? etiquette posted by Joel Briggs on April 10, 2003 at 10:31:58:

?using? etiquette: I have always found requests of this nature should be address
as general and not by direct names. Putting someone on the spot like this is
just plain out wrong in my opinion (see message below regarding Nelson
Range), unless stated otherwise by
that individual. Some people will disagree with this philosophy.

Of course I disagree. As long as you sign your posts with the ?name? you
don?t have a right to tell how this name and in which context should be used.
Would be nice to live by what you preach.

fundamental foundation of this site, and a good many others, is to provide
guidance for those visiting this place we love, treasure and respect ? Death Valley. Some sites have failed at understanding
this fundamental foundation

It would be very helpful to tell us which sites have ?failed? and how they
failed. The ?fundamental foundation? of this site (as you call it) is Panamint
Spring Resort. Beside that it provides array of other useful things, like
general information about Death Valley and offers an ?exchange of information?
platform. For sure, Last Chance Randy or Jerry can tell more about.

color=#0000cc>Appreciation of its history, past and present cultures, and of its
wonders must be discovered by the individual. This appreciation to find places
?off the beaten path? must be done by the individual with some guidance and
judgment by the ?regular? user ? after a request is made. Termed - he/she must
do 90% of the research as to find it on their own as to fully appreciate what it
is and what it has to offer. If the research is done right, it will illustrate
what the site is all about. This may include learning about the individual or
group of their struggles, awards, and other key events. And if you do your
research right, visiting the site, the site will come alive and you can feel,
hear, and walk those long forgotten trails/boardwalks with these guests as one ?
sort of re-living the past!

By this philosophy, you wouldn?t be born at all. There would be no America
either. That would be re-inventing the wheel, each, and every time, simply

You cannot hide places forever. People will find them, sooner, or later, but
?explorers? can guide and educate them, so they will understand and appreciate.
Being explorer is not keeping it for yourself, but to find and show the path to
the followers. Explorer works for the benefit of all, for today and future
generations. Explorer discovers new frontiers, not hiding the old. Of course,
some places are and will be endangered by few. For that we already have
mechanisms in place to protect them. Explorers just have to use them and not
keeping them selfishly for only the few.

Many long
nights have been spent at the library doing just this ? my reward ? a step back
in time ? fully appreciating what the site is about. Granted, I have had some
disappointments, but so did other discoverers and explorers ? but you must keep

?A step back in time.? It may sound romantic, but you cannot live in the
past. Those times are over. The best you can do, is to learn from the past ?for?
the future, only there (future) you may get your ?reward?.

In the
past, I have been at fault for this: recklessness use of information. Only after
being spammed, cursed, and removed from a few groups, I have learned this value
the hard way. Granted, I have now applied this to a few others and a few sites -
only after trying to correct their ways. But again ? who I am too question
someone else beliefs? I can?t. I can only go off my beliefs ? be them right or

And you still are at fault. You cannot request something, and at the same
time deny that very same to others.

is golden ? but aiding another explorer, adventurer is an invisible foundation,
a fine line - we all must find. Some will never find it and there is nothing
wrong with this as I have found out.

You are mentioning words explorer, adventurer and discoverer very often. You
have to explore yourself firstly in order to explore anything else. In best
case, you?re collector, maybe a bit of historian. You are missing few more
?ingredients? to be an explorer.

I am not an explorer myself and will never be, but I do know what explorer
should be.

Do you remember what I have told
you about the ?Coyotes and Wolf?? You still are the Coyote, this time without
pack to follow, nor being followed. Being alone does not make you a wolf. Yes,
it?s true, both howls, but differently.

places I have discovered I would love to put on the web, but elected not too.
Those I have posted are only posted after careful consideration of what they
have to offer, their usage, safety, and artifact merit. Some will disagree. If a
stranger requests information, I will guide them with a start ? and nothing

This is free country. What you post is your decision. The reader alone will
judge the usefulness of information provided. Those who will not read, don?t
care, therefore explaining here your intentions is irrelevant.

is the key ? guidance is the foundation ? discovery is the

Don?t forget the wisdom.

Well, I
am sorry for rambling on and stirring up the hornets nest

If that would only be true?

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