[Novalug] Referendum on Individual Users -- Re: [Fwd: Delivery status notification] -- Mailmanprobably down
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Thu Oct 22 13:30:09 EDT 2009
Well, I can't bring myself to utter Rush's signature line, so I'll say
Clearly, a given person should not be a focus of the list. But I'd have
to say that much of the same issues that apply to Bryan also apply to
myself. We both post a lot, probably too much. And I often throw in mere
jokes, some of which are Lame, but a few Gems now and then.
Perhaps what we should both do is strive to cut our posts in half; not
reply to every nuance that comes down the pike.
As for the Personalities showing thru, the ones I really remember and
respect have very strong ones, even if they are subtle. And many a Guru
is often a Curmudgeon, altho the reverse is not true.
I don't think that Volume is a problem; that's what threads are for.
I kind of miss Usenet New, which had easy ways of killing Subjects and
Authors...now I just let them accumulate.
In any case, Bryan, you generate More Light than Heat, as I think I do,
and for those who don't like us, well they can "check theor own
filesystems" if you get my drift.
Besides, if we do anything worth screaming about, I'm sure we will hear
from The People With Z's In Their Names.
P.S. I tend to post more when I'm unemployed ... and if a certain
company would get moving, that should soon no longer be the case.
John Warren wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 12:29 PM, American Dave <novalug at soupy.org
> <mailto:novalug at soupy.org>> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 01:51:07PM +0000, Bryan J Smith wrote:
> > Okay, I have all I need. I.e., if I'm already a focal point of
> > in-person and much as electronic, then it means the list cannot
> > and won't move on as long as they see me posting.
> I'd like you to reconsider your decision, Bryan. There is another point
> I'd like to make which is that sometimes this list will single people
> out. There are a couple of threads, this one included, which revolve
> around individuals. If people are bothered, they can ignore individual
> users, leave the list, etc, but I don't approve of threads about
> So let's try to avoid singling people out, and also allowing ourselves
> to be singled out. So I do humbly ask, that you stay on the list and
> that we all avoid such threads in the future.
> -A. Dave
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