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Should I drop Harp L And Good bye for now : (

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Jul 13, 2009 3:43 PM GMT

I will start work on Wednesday. Some of you know I am a construction worker for a communication company. I work out doors.

It has been a long and hard recover after the surgery, I have had six month off. In that time I have meet so many good friends here. And have learned a lot. In the last 4 month I have learned and improved my playing. I have also started learning how to sing.. not yet at open mic.

Since I don't have access to a computer my involvement will drop dramatically..

When I get home im sure the first coulpe of weeks will be very uncomfortable. And I must lose the 60 lbs I gained. Before the next surgery.

So my time will be spent, working out and practicing and more recovery less time on the computer..

Plus that Harp L email thing is down right unmanageable. If I don't open up my emil I will have a growing list of delating..

So, maybe I should drop Harp L ?

What do you guys think?

I know some of you also hang out at Harp L so how about giving me your input....


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Jul 13, 2009 4:47 PM GMT
FatJim Replied:

Abner - join the Harp-L Google group and unsubscribe to the email list. Then you can still keep track of stuff, but in your own time without your inbox growing.

Jul 13, 2009 5:35 PM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

how would i do that.

Jul 13, 2009 5:59 PM GMT
blogward Replied:

We'll be here, Abner. In the meantime, good luck with your harp playing.

Jul 13, 2009 6:05 PM GMT
FatJim Replied:

Jul 14, 2009 12:26 AM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

FatJim I just open an account, I will need to learn how to navigate. Looks simple.

Jul 14, 2009 5:34 AM GMT
BlowsMeAwy Greg Replied:

Change your subscription on HARP-L to "digest" mode. Then instead of getting an email per message, you get an email every 10-15 messages, with the subject of each right at the top. Usually I scan that and hit the delete button - but if something interests me I can scroll down through a bunch'o'messages in one swell foop and zero in on the interesting stuff.

That's cuts you down to a couple of HARP-L emails a day.

Jul 14, 2009 9:17 AM GMT
Kingley Replied:

I do the same as Greg.

But another way to do it which is infintely better than the Google Harp L group is to go to There you can searhc the archive and read it all. It's a much simpler and easy to use interface than the Google one.

Jul 14, 2009 9:26 AM GMT
FatJim Replied:

Yeah, but I believe the Google group lets you post too, you can't do that from the archives

Jul 14, 2009 8:38 PM GMT
Civet Cat Replied:

Personally I don't find harp l all that helpful anymore. There seems to be a lot of arguing and misunderstanding followed by numerous apologies etc.. If it's something you don't mind...You can visit and read the archives on harp l easily as they are listed, up to the minute by post, very easily and still post yourself (Much like this board.) the only draw back is you don't get the other subscibers emails. I find much more love here and on MBH then on that place. I stay away from it as a rule even when people try and get me sucked into all the crazy talk. It's still a good place but there are so many options now, and such little time.



Jul 15, 2009 1:30 AM GMT
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Jul 15, 2009 8:14 AM GMT
Kingley Replied:


I totally agree with J.

Harp L has gotten progressively worse over the years for it petty arguments and back biting. It does still have a lot of valid useful info, but you have to sift through so much garbage to get to it. The fact is that a lot of really helpful people no longer post on Harp L due to the mentality of some of it's members.

As J would say, HS and MBH RULE! :)

Jul 16, 2009 4:44 AM GMT
sgsax Replied:

Harp-L definitely has its place in the world, and there are still great people to meet there. But it certainly isn't the only resource for harp players on the Internets. Besides, if it wasn't for the L, I'd be afraid that the harp community was completely devoid of trolls and flamewars. I mean, what else it the Internet good for? :)

And with friendly places like HS, why would you need anything else? It's much better for your karma. :)

Fact is, harp-l is probably where most newbies start out when looking for online resources. Being as it's the great-granddaddy of such, it's very easy to trip across and find. It's only after a bit more looking when you realize there's a great wealth of info in the web for harp players. Too many forums to keep up on all of them.

I continue to be amazed at how open and helpful the online harp community is, in general.

Keep rockin, Abner. Maybe the site boss won't mind if you pull out your harp now and again on the job. Just remember to keep the dust out of the reeds.


Jul 23, 2009 9:44 PM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

I agree with you all, here I can check in once in a while and make my commit and not miss anyting.

Plus I can pick and chose what I want to read and what I want to post with out changing the subject.

Im still trying to get into the job mode... and now they are transferring our yard 40 miles away and into the worst are around. More drive time, and I will have to buy a new car. right now im only 3 miles from my yard.....

abner ( BluEyes, now im ready for the highway blues

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