Subject: Re: Mini Resumes
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/08/14
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Donald Fisk <>
| It would me more appropriate for this forum if it were parsable with a
| single call of (read).

  IMNSHO, it is inappropriate for this forum regardless of format.
  I'm opposed to posting personal information on USENET due to two

(1) The abuse factor.  Spam, junk mail, stalkers, etc.  Regardless of
    positive uses and consequences, we must consider the criminal (and
    "criminal") elements on the Net, as well.

(2) The validity factor.  Stuff we post to USENET does a very good
    approximation of "eternal", and should therefore be limited to
    stuff that can live forever, which, IMNSHO, is actually only the

  People may feel like they're part of some small community here, and
  that's good if they do, but those who use and other news
  "harvesters" to search for stuff is no small community, and you have
  no idea who they are, just like we have no idea who "listens in" on
  this forum.  Take this moron who "delurked" recently, who did so
  only to post some idiotic negative remark.  There are a lot of that
  kind of people who read other people's contributions and contribute
  _nothing_ of their own, to put it mildly.

  If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.