In article <60tujf$ak6$1...@boris.eden.com>, <ma...@eden.MAPS.ON.com> wrote:
>but then here you come again, reposting their entire ad, with your request
Hmmm? He edited the ad way way way down and quoted just enough
context to make his point.
>Just seems a little strange to me...
Why? These people clearly aren't making any effort to read the
guidelines. What do you think the abuse levels would be like if
we benignly tolerated it without saying anything?
I think you may be kidding yourself into believing there is an
alternative where: the "knock it off" posts stop and the off-topic
advertisement level stays the same. Sorry, that's not real. A
real alternative is that the "knock it off" posts stop and the
off-topic ads increase greatly. Maybe people are annoyed enough
so that they are willing to make that trade-off.
That said, I'm pretty tired of seeing John's posts -- but probably
no more so then he is making them. If you have an alternative way
of keeping the off-topic ads down, I'd support you in a New Yawk
minute. If I had an alternative (one that doesn't involve bamboo
splints) I'd propose it, but I'm stuck.
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I think David's brain is like a worn-out Muncie. You can engage it any
any gear, but the minute you apply a load it pops right back into
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Chip didn't issue an advisory about the message in question. David, try
a new experiment; engage your brain before unleashing your fingers.
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Who got a chance to vote on those netiquette rules?
This is very typical of leftwing democrats; they want control,and they
do not want the public to make the rules i.e. Prop 209 in California.
You can abide by anything you make up, but dont expect the rest of us
to follow you.
Leonard "The Chipster" Rosenthal seems to want to play net-god.
Ohhhh, boo hoo, youre going to make me cry!
Stephen, how does it feel to be just another follower?
David, if you can't answer this question, no one can. You've never
demonstrated an original thought in your countless Usenet postings.
Actually, his idea of opening up hard drives was pretty original. %-|
> Who got a chance to vote on those netiquette rules?
For these particulr rules, everyone with the good sense to read
austin.usenet.config at least once a month. Rules changes are made slowly
and after much discussion.
It's a forum in which ANYONE who cares enough can have a voice.
Try it. If you want the rules changed, make a proposal. It will be openly
I've never met a problem that a truckload of ebola monkeys couldn't fix.
Albert, read my words before responding.
Everyone who cared too. Even you. People like you generally prefer to
make noise rather than participate. Since your memory is so poor, I
suggest you look it up in DejaNews.
<much off topic political babbling mercifully snipped>
An idiot maybe, but he's OUR global village idiot.
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Wow. I didn't think that innocent little barb would actually get to you,
Against my better judgement, I'm going to pursue this discussion. David,
if you actually knew me, you would certainly not call me a follower.
Yes, I'm basically conservative and also a Christian, but you could
hardly pigeonhole my entire being into any "group" as commonly portrayed
on the news an on the internet. My biggest complaint about "followers"
in today's world is that they want to put everyone in clearly defined
"categories," and you are highly guilty of this yourself. In some
measure, I agree with part of what you believe. But here's the rub: I
and many others who might agree with part of what you believe are turned
off by your methods. You are rude. You tend to be uninformed on the
details of broad subjects that catch your eye as possible flame fodder.
(case in point: freedom of speech is not freedom to do whatever you want
whenever you want wherever you want. It never included those morons who
blocked traffic on bicycles, and it certainly doesn't extend to putting
advertisements into newsgroups that are designed to be free of
advertisemsnts. As long as an *appropriate time and place* for free
speech exists, then free speech is alive and well, even if there are
places and times where it is not permitted, either by consensus, law, or
common courtesy.) You deliberately drop incindiary bombs to start raging
debates on inflammatory subjects among a group of people (Usenet,
austin.general in particular) whom you do NOT know personally, and
therefore cannot hope to have a fundamental impact upon. Your best-laid
arguments are undermined by this, and your average quality arguments are
totally destroyed by this.
Now go away.
Steve, I almost get the impression that someone is holding a gun to
your head and forcing you to read my posts! What a shame!
Brent, have you ever noticed that this group has a large number of
clinton look-a-likes within it?