The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92147   Message #1759574
Posted By: treewind
14-Jun-06 - 06:29 AM
Thread Name: English Dance & Song Mag
Subject: RE: English Dance & Song Mag
"Our kid couldn't have an opinion when I was editing it and now apparently can't have one either"
Of course he can. It wasn't meant to be a total dimissal, but it doesn't do any harm to declare an interest, especially on a topic that merits some serious discussion.

"dumbing down"
It's perfectly possible to give something an attractive market image without detracting from its quality.

I suppose the EFDSS does need to decide whether EDS is primarily a member's publication, or a flagship product that advertises and promotes the EFDSS to others. The latter purpose would indeed "serve the society well" (but in a different way) if it brought in new members, but at least in the context of Gavin's story about the "yoof" ceilidh it failed.

I have a lot of sympathy with all the views expressed here. It's an impossible task and you can't please everyone. I certainly wouldn't want the EDS editor's job, and I know that those who are trying to make the EFDSS into the organisation it should be have always struggled against almost impossible odds, both financially and politically. I do see progress recently and appreciate it.