Subject: Re: For Terry
Posted by Terry on December 04, 1997 at 10:36:01:

In Reply to: For Terry posted by Jane on December 02, 1997 at 18:38:54:

: Terry, you acted very quickly and got
: but I was wondering how long have you had your gliders for.
: This page you set up to act as a resource saying that you
: would help solve people's problems. however certain things on
: your pages have long had me worried. In your glider log if I may quote you state
: " Short of twisting off her head, I can think of nothing to tell her 'no'". what kind
: of a statement is that?

It is a showing of frustration, not much unlike when a father tells his son that he is gonna kick his butt! Albeit a bit unprofessional, but if you are looking for something professional, go buy a book.
I have nothing else to offer but my daily experiences, learned/shared information, and group humor.

: also you write comments that make it obvious you had no idea what your gliders
: were doing while mating and were still talking about them hopefully mating soon after describing what any
: experienced glider owner knew was the mating act." 6-22-97 I came home tonight around 10:30pm and fed my animals, and I noticed that
: they hadnt come out of their nest yet. I saw that the male was on top of the female and he
: had the back of her neck in his mouth and was clamped around her with his legs. " and "6-24-97 I have noticed that the female is now curling her tail up on her back constantly
: when awake. It seems like she is making it an easy target for the male. "

If you had noticed the start of my log, you would have understood that those were my first animals and I was trying to lay out what others might go through when they get their animals. At least a person can go through the log and be familiar enough with habits of these animals so not to be frightened when they see a male chomping the neck of a female.

: In this page you also talk about taming a glider by first depriving it of attention for two days. sorry but that is cruel.

So is sticking a child in a corner of the room to be alone for a time. But alas, it works and my animals trust me.

: This is not meant to be obnoxious but it seems you are lacking in certain areas of glider experience. Perhaps you should just acknowledge this rather than making yourself out
: to be an expert to newcomers. I will look forward to hearing your comments on my comments.

Nowhere do I explain that I am an expert on these animals. My log very much states that I havent even had these pets for a year yet. I have installed this resource for newcomers to learn from my experiences. Sadly I have had very little time to continue development lately and as much have had almost no input from users. I really wanted my Gliderpedia to be a strong resource of textual information.
And what do you expect for free anyway? If you think you have the time to do better, why dont you offer some suggestions or articles or information to make it easy for me to add it. Would you rather be hosting the site? I can only do so much myself anyway, no matter what grand plans I had to start with. I am also footing a monthly $200 bill for ISP service and an $80 bill for ISDN service to support this thing not to mention the hardware involved.

Try being constructive instead of spiteful and maybe we can all help to create a better information site. I am very much open to input. What you see here is about the extents of my creative ability. If you have ideas and time, please help.

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