Subject: Re: the naggum-mine claims another victim From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 15 Dec 2000 17:19:41 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * email@example.com | 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. #:Erik -- The United States of America, soon a Bush league world power. Yeee-haw!