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Please don't be discouraged. You're an important part of this community. I'm still learning about the night sky. My observing To Do List before I die: -Observe all the known planets, -Complete the Messier List -Use my Sky Window to observe satellites -Check out the Lunar 100 [build that lunar mosaic] -Start observing the Caldwell List
Besides, what better forum is out there?
Maybe it's the Lake Michigan water we're drinking up here that's making us screwy.
Please don't be discouraged. You're an important part of this community.
Well I've been posting here for months, and no one has really shown any interest. I don't think I'm an important part of this community.
Besides, what better forum is out there?
There probably isn't one, but surely I can find someone to discuss satellites with. It's all about the enthusiasm. When you give 110%, and get back 0.25% you can't help but feel discouraged. It's not so much about recognition, it's about feeling a part of something, and I simply do not feel that here.
Thanks though, --
Last Edit: Aug 25, 2005 1:28:01 GMT -6 by Rocketman
Grady -The official satellite hunter of the Chicago Astronomer forum.
Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Aug 25, 2005 2:40:07 GMT -6
I have attempted to keep the discouragement between you and I, but it's now in the open, so allow me to reiterate...
The reason that not many people participate in satellite conversation is due to the fact...we don't know anything about them. Before you came along and joined it was much guess work and speculation. We can't discuss what we don't know about.
Your work and documentation in the Satellite spotting field is quite impressive, I know of no one else that does it. The posts are points of reference, and if you notice the hit count on the thread, visitors are reading them.
Do I get discouraged when no one responds to the many subjects I have posted? No, as I know that they add to the diversity of subject matter here, and it's icing on the cake if I get a nibble in response. But most people are lurkers, read and enjoy the stories and information at the Chicago Astronomer. My stats show me that they keep coming back, even tho they do not post.
Don't concern yourself on the lack of satellite understanding and involvement. Having an expert is cool and I appreciate your enthusiasm a great deal, so much that I created a separate board just for satellite information.
Hell, I have been attacked here by small minded individuals with closed minds and no concept of investigation or speculation. It's part of the deal and rather enjoy the exchange. But, you on the other hand, have been called upon to assist in identifying unknown satellites and recognized as the man.
So Grady, stick around, enjoy and keep up the good work.
Chicago Astronomer Joe Founder, Administrator and Chief Astronomer
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So much for a challenge. I see that no one is interested in satellites around here. Looks like it's time for me to move on somewhere else. Thanks to those who did post, and for reading my stuff.
I am done here.
Grady, I'm sure there are plenty of folks who share your interest. Most readers of websites simply lurk and are too timid to post replies. I suggest that you create your own website for artificial satellite observers. That way search engines like Google will direct anyone to your website who mentions the right keywords. You're likely to then find a great many people around the world who would enjoy discussing your common interest with them.
Post by marscreeper on Aug 25, 2005 19:40:15 GMT -6
Those who attack rather then propose, ridicue rather than debate are beyond the ability to converse in a civil manner.
Entertaining for the short run, but not one willing to devote much time to.
I have something to say about this ..you are right Joe as usual...but i am going to do all that is in my power to keep Rocketman on here ...this is an excellent forum and people do need to learn about different things. Rocketman (Grady) has taught me so much about satellites , rockets, telescopes, stars, planets and things i normally would never have been interested in. So i say keep up the good work Rocket and I will be behind you 110% ......MC