The AOU Newsletters contain newsworthy clips from the AOU website.
That said, we can't always have a great list of news.
Judging by the response on the official forums (forwhich I've lost my password damnit), it seems to have sparked off some discussion.
Adding this post to the newsletter was just another way to bring the community together on an item, not everyone reads either the official forums (I know I certainly don't, I'm too busy elsewhere) or indeed ALL of our forums! I read EVERY post made on AOU (because I have to) but that doesn't mean everyone else does.
If the Newsletters are anoying, by all means feel free to unsubscribe to them, they're just a notification of various topics, if you read all our output like I do then there's no actual reason for you to be subscribed to them. They're just as I say a way to contact members who DON'T read everything here.
Snakebite AOU Mod
Don't make me come in there and Moderate you!