Subject: Re: the naggum-mine claims another victim
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 15 Dec 2000 17:19:41 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

| If your child comes to you and says that there is a bully on the
| playground who screams and wishes death upon anyone who disagress with
| him would you tell child to start a web page or email list to discuss
| the problem with the other affected people?  No, you wouldn't.  You
| would tell your child to have everyone speak out simultaneously
| against the bully the next time the bully lashed out.  High-tech isn't
| always the solution.  Sometimes the simplest solution is the best.

  And sometimes people mature beyond such playground logic.

  However, since you think this about disagreement, you're a lost case,
  anyway.  Once you figure out the irrelevance of agreement to what goes
  on in a public forum, you will have matured out of the playground.

| No one should read a message in this thread and then turn around and
| complain about the content of the messages since in all messages I've
| seen in this thread the content matches perfectly with the subject
| line.

  Really?  How come you did not tell the child above that they should
  have known the playground was _owned_ by the bullies?  That is, the
  comp.lang.lisp lynch mob who uses particular threads to beat people
  senseless for _their_ "disagreement" with others over their style.

  It seems to me that you actually _condone_ bullyism as long as you
  mark the playground with a suitable warning sign.  Can I do that, too,
  and acquiesce you lynch mobsters, or have you reserved this option to
  yourself so the only acceptable bullies are those who beat me up?

| No one is forced to read every thread in this newsgroup.  If the
| subject line isn't of interest then skip it.  It's that simple.

  Yeah, some excellent bully logic there.  Nice playground you got for
  yourself, guys.
  The United States of America, soon a Bush league world power.  Yeee-haw!