[meteorite-list] [EXTERNAL] Re: Galactic Analytics content?

From: Fries, Marc D. <marc.d.fries_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 18:44:24 +0000
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Howdy all

              Thank you all for your feedback. I've been talking with folks on various platforms today, and it seems I've found a good option. There is a new meteorite-related, international, non-profit organization standing up soon. They've agreed to host GA-style information including images with free and open access. What I'd like to do, if it's alright with y'all, is to host content on that platform and send links to the Met List. That way y'all can share in the content, the information remains freely available, and this also solves the problem of how to share images (strewn fall calculations, images of radar signatures, etc.).
              This new organization is going to make its debut online in about a month and will have their own announcements - I don't want to steal their thunder by saying more than that now. It looks like this is going to work well.

              If any new falls occur between now and then, well I'm working on that. I'll find a way to disseminate that information.


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Sent: Monday, January 11, 2021 11:14 AM
To: Fries, Marc D. (JSC-XI211) <marc.d.fries at nasa.gov>
Cc: meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [meteorite-list] Galactic Analytics content?

Hello Marc

This Meteorite List has terms of service as well, and has removed individuals based upon their postings. It would be a shame if our precious meteorite list was dragged into an ideological debate as we have struggled to keep the List on topic in the past.

Even though this List is not a democracy, I vote no on your proposal as briefly described.

Announcements are fine, I believe, as long as they abide by the TOS, but an increased traffic flow is concerning if it deviates from the spirit and purpose of this List. Perhaps more clarification about your proposal is needed.

Best wishes


On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 10:01 AM Fries, Marc D. (JSC-XI211) via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com<mailto:meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>> wrote:
Howdy all

              For the past several years I've run Galactic Analytics on Facebook. It has been a freely available forum to discuss meteors and meteorite falls, and a convenient site for me to disseminate radar data showing potential meteorite falls. When I started this, Facebook was an open forum for all participants. Unfortunately, Facebook has recently enacted policies which restrict the uncensored flow of content between one end of the political spectrum in particular. I cannot support censorship, as it is a form of oppression. I have shut down Galactic Analytics (but will retain old content on Facebook for the time being) and am looking for a new, open venue to host content.
              Most of the options include starting up some new platform, which has the drawback of adding yet another source for interested parties to keep track of. However it occurred to me that we can use this as an opportunity to consolidate sources.

              What would you all think if I were to start posting GA content on the Meteorite List? When an event occurs I can post it here. I will have to find a server to host images but that is do-able. Be advised that it may increase MetList traffic by a sizable fraction.

              What do you think?

Marc Fries

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