Subject: Re: newbie question
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 16:16:01 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Joe Marshall
| Local politics come pretty close.

  Well, everywhere I have been discussing anything in public, people have had
  something similar to Robert's Rules of Order and some parliamentary procedure
  has quickly been agreed upon and a moderator has been respected.  Very seldom
  have people launched into abusive retorts to something they have not liked,
  but when it happens, other people have very quickly called to order.  There
  is something about a physical forum that makes idiots curtail themselves when
  they are yelled at.  Perhaps they recognize that they do not have the "right"
  to bother everyone, which some people think they do here, or perhaps it is as
  simple as fear.
  Guide to non-spammers: If you want to send me a business proposal, please be
  specific and do not put "business proposal" in the Subject header.  If it is
  urgent, do not use the word "urgent".  If you need an immediate answer, give
  me a reason, do not shout "for your immediate attention".  Thank you.