[Kooler]:gun advocacy again
kplug at themadhouse.org
Thu Mar 23 16:04:07 PST 2000
> Here, let me quote:
> >From 3/18/00
> "What does that have to do with linux? True as it may be, did it really
need to be said?
> More Linux, less windows bashing."
> >From 3/20/00
> "Why can't we make it nonexistent? This is a Linux group, not an
> >From 3/20/00
> "It would be rather hard foryou [sic] to go off over that, as it is
usually you who is
> spouting the anti-MS crap. Why must you even bring it up?"
My point in that case was that you made a stupid remark that was completely
irrellevant to the thread or to any conversation going on merly to bash
microsoft. You seem to think it's your duty to do so and I'm pretty sick of
On the other hand, Steve's comments were right in line with the
conversation, however they were an extreme viewpoint, and as much without
tolerance as the replies he got.
> Seems like you would hold yourself up to be the list's moderator. All of
the above quotes imply
> that the opnions to which you replied were not welcome by you, and would
have been better off
> suppressed. IOW, an opinion that other's opinions are not worthy.
I'm starting to think that this is becoming personal. You seem to lash out
at anything I say. Did I do something to offend you? Aren't we all tasked
with keeping this list moderated? I don't want to suppress anyones opinions
when they are relevant.
> Of course, it may be implied that is what I am doing here. However, I am
merely commenting on
> your opinions, with neither a request nor an expectation that you will
keep them to yourself.
Relevant opinions are fine, irrelevant opinions should be kept to one's
Let me give you an example. you said "Seems like you would hold yourself up
to be the list's moderator", if I had replied "You know Microsoft is
horrible because they moderate lists" It may or may not have been true, but
it was completely irrelevant and out of place. Do you get it yet?
> I have found no comments in my archive of the relevant thread from Mr.
Evans which qualify,
> IMHO, as flames.
And the remark about the death penalty was not a flame? Albeit a subtle one?
> Nice try, but no cigar.
No, really, I meant it.
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