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Okay. I hope this isn't inappropriate or bad netiquette or anything, but I tried to "message" Hibou, the Pen Pals group owner, but it said I had to "be friends" first. I know this sounds ridiculously antiquated and cranky, but I have a problem with the whole "friending" thing on the Net, because I feel it trivializes and automates the ancient and organic institution of "friendship". Please allow an old fossil his Victorian quirks.
Sooooo.....I'm contacting Hibou this way.
I thought of joining your group, but I'm so behind in my correspondence now, I'm hesitant to. But I run ads in my zines and on the Internet for prisoners. Would you, or any of your members, object if I posted THEIR pen pals ads on your group, after joining myself, of course. I post them on other sites, but like so much on the Net, they seem to be all but dead. I know different zinesters, like larger society, have different feelings about prinsers, and I respect that.
Please let me know.