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There is a facebook Wright group that I understand is popular. There may be other private Wright discussion fora that would meet your needs. Of course, being the leader or at least the instigator of a group gives one some freedom to provide direction---but it seems to me than any democratically run discussion group will treat all members equally, with topic choices and other matters able to be suggested by all . . . ?
Wright Chat regulars include several practicing architects, including at least three preservation architects with extensive Wright restoration experience, and multiple owners of Wright properties. Others are well-traveled Wright aficionados, members of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, our hosts here. I'm not sure you'll find more serious discussion of Wright, online; we tackle the history of the architect, his associates and apprentices, as well as the work, often with copious illustration, covering all periods of Mr Wright's career. Everything from building maintenance issues to the meaning of Wright's contribution to Architecture (capitalized, as he was wont to do) has been approached and chewed over---multiple times, as the 200-page index of threads will attest.
I am thinking something geared towards being helpful to the public sites and that can provide a positive impact to research on the 1,100 projects that Mr. Wright designed.
I know from feedback since I have left that it’s a 50/50 split asking me to return and to form a new group. I know it would be a big undertaking and honestly not something I ever dreamed of doing, much like publishing a book with my drawings.
I know Wright Chat can be an outlet for mess I have over the years have looked at the discussion board. For now I am just looking for a path forward. Thanks M
My experience with "closed" groups is that there is usually an agenda—hidden or otherwise. I know that open forums can have problems, but it is far better to have things in the open.
I encourage those of you who are not yet members to come and see for yourself.
Humble student of the Master
"Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old." - Frank Lloyd Wright
I was surprised to find this as the second item in the Group Rules at the facebook Wright Attitude public page. Of course this would be a prudent move from a legal perspective. I wonder, however, how the study of an architect can proceed without documention of his intent as expressed in the drawings which, of necessity, preceded construction of the buildings.
Have any members received permission to display Taliesin drawings ? Have members made their own copies of Wright drawings ? Has W A Storrer posted his plan drawings of the built Wright canon ?
I'm disadvantaged in commenting on the Wright Attitude group, as a victim of the facebook construct which apparently makes it impossible to remain on the site after changing one's e-mail address. A "catch-22" sends all requests to the user's obsolete e-mail account, to which (in this case) the user no longer has access. I understand it is Rule One at facebook that one cannot establish an account in a name other than one's own. So, no access to my own former facebook account, or to any other private pages.
I am frankly offended by the requirement, as a part of re-establishment of an account, that the user find three facebook users to attest to his fitness to be admitted. Honestly . . .!
The harm which I perceive Social Media to have inflicted on the nation in the last five years and more leaves me disinclined to participate in any of its machinations---so in general my attitude is "no loss." Nevertheless I am of course pleased to know that there is an active and successful group at facebook which one of our notable Wright activists, researchers, and photographers has hosted and managed since 2016. More power to him, and them !
Stan, #1: Are there really any "norms of civilized society" anymore? Were there ever any? While profanity is an easy target, hate speech is often defined arbitrarily.
Bravo for numbers 4 and 51
Perhaps the language of #6 is not quite clear, but it is made to sound like there are those untouchables who monitor and censor with gay abandon? #7 seems to be an extension of #6, with arbitrary standards that posters dare not violate. Sort of takes the punch out if all.
I shall stay here, thank you.