Midnight Oil

Subject: Re: [powderworks] Facebook page
From: Miron Mizrahi
Date: 5/04/2017, 2:43 pm
To: Chris Hurd <chris@dvinfo.net>, "powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au" <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>, Endurance Dancer <quiltybuckle@yahoo.com.au>
CC: Chris <seeker42@gmail.com>

Midnight Oil

not drunk? what's wrong with you? it's almost 3pm :)

How could people get so unkind?

From: Chris Hurd <chris@dvinfo.net>
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au; Endurance Dancer <quiltybuckle@yahoo.com.au>
Cc: Miron Mizrahi <mironmizrahi@yahoo.com>; Chris <seeker42@gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 2:28 PM
Subject: Re: [powderworks] Facebook page

PLEASE keep this list going, no matter what. 

You will see me post on the FB group from time to time but *this* is the original Powderworks and I'm glad to be on it still after all these years.

Starting to sound sentimental even though I'm not even drunk... yet.


On Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 11:14 PM, Endurance Dancer quiltybuckle@yahoo.com.au [powderworks] <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au> wrote:
Yeah, that's weird isn't it? That the Oils office comms is being put through FB instead of here now! 

And that's the reason why I put the original question here. Im gonna start another thread on that topic. 
"We will ride, ride, ride one more mile...Let's Ride!"

On Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 13:56, "Chris seeker42@gmail.com [powderworks]" <powderworks@yahoogroups.com. au> wrote:

The Facebook group is popular, so I have to recognise that it has some legitimacy in that respect.

However, it has no shared lineage with this page at all - it started as an awareness/petition group (something like "Powderworkers in support of Midnight Oil Reformation" and was renamed into a more general fan group after the band announced they would be reforming.

I'm quite annoyed that it's being treated as the "real" Powderworks, and Brett Beattie as the fan's representative to the Office. This list, though diminished, is the real deal, and members here have had a relationship with the Office for far longer than the Facebook group has existed.

In a conversation on FB, Brett claimed that the secret process was per requests from the Office. I'm sceptical, but they're talking to him and not to us, so how should we know?


On Wed, 5 Apr 2017 at 13:18 Miron Mizrahi mironmizrahi@yahoo.com [powderworks] <powderworks@yahoogroups.com. au> wrote:
no relationship.

I am admin here but not on FB.

I see no reason to close this list down. not everyone uses FB. plus, it can be tiresome trawling thru all the posts on FB

How could people get so unkind?

From: "Endurance Dancer quiltybuckle@yahoo.com.au [powderworks]" <powderworks@yahoogroups.com. au>
To: "powderworks@yahoogroups.com. au" <powderworks@yahoogroups.com. au>
Sent: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 1:23 PM
Subject: [powderworks] Facebook page

Hey comrades;

What is the relationship between this group and the FB page? Are there any admins from here who also mange the Powderworker page on Facey? 

How many fans are now using FB instead of this list? 

Are email forums like this an outdated discussion platform? Is email in itself dead in the water? 

It seems the discussion on FB is very vibrant and robust, and is reaching out to more ppl. 

I remember logging into this group in the 90s when email was a novelty. 
"We will ride, ride, ride one more mile...Let's Ride!"