[extropy-chat] Politics: worthwhile commentary

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Mon Jan 2 04:34:10 UTC 2006

If I think someone is being a twit (or whatever) then I reserve the  
right to privately say so if I consider it worth my while.  Frankly,  
suggesting that moderators should prevent people from privately  
speaking their mind in ways you don't approve of seems  pretty silly  
and foolish.  The word in question is defined below.  You don't  
qualify in my experience of you as generally silly or foolish.   So  
you have nothing to worry about.  :-)

noun informal
a silly or foolish person.

- samantha

On Jan 1, 2006, at 7:18 PM, Harvey Newstrom wrote:

> On Jan 1, 2006, at 11:17 AM, spike wrote:
>>> bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of BillK
>>> Subject: Re: [extropy-chat] Politics: worthwhile commentary
>>> On 1/1/06, spike wrote:
>>>> Al, if someone insults you offlist, that is fair game, but it  
>>>> isn't fair
>>>> game for you to post their private messages to the whole world.  Do
>>> desist,
>>> Hmmm.  Really???
>>> But making a distinction between private flames and on-list  
>>> flames is
>>> worth a few moments thought... BillK
>> Thanks BillK.  I did assume everyone here readily capable
>> of verbal self defense.  If someone wishes to engage in
>> verbal sparring including personal attacks, I personally
>> have no problem with their doing it in private.
>> Any other thoughts?  spike
> It is unacceptable for any member of our list to be personally  
> attacked, period.  I don't care if it is done in public where we  
> can see it, or whether they are attacked privately in e-mail.  Such  
> attacks are undesired behavior.  Nobody wants to attract personal  
> attacks via this list, any more than they want to attract spam or  
> stalkers.
> What are you doing, Spike?  First you allow off-topic politics.   
> Then you encourage arguments as a valid form of communications.   
> Now this.  There seems to be an obvious pattern, but I can't  
> discern a useful purpose.
> --
> Harvey Newstrom <HarveyNewstrom.com>
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