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Re: RFCs: two proposals for change

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Andy Dougherty
August 7, 2000 06:45
Re: RFCs: two proposals for change
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On Mon, 7 Aug 2000, Grant M. wrote:

> I agree with Mr.Brand. Silence does not indicate apathy (it actually
> indicates points more toward consent). 

No, I disagree.  It also often indicates a belief that a particular point
is so obviously wrong that it should be allowed -- nay encouraged -- to
die a quick death.  In such a case, I tend to believe that any sort of
post (positive or negative) that might prolong the thread's life is
probably a waste of everybody's time and will only provoke more posts.  
So I remain silent in the hope the thread will go away.

Fortunately, I trust the working group chairs[*] to exercise a significant
amount of judgment in such areas, so I don't worry about it too much.

    Andy Dougherty
    Dept. of Physics
    Lafayette College, Easton PA 18042

[*]Did we ever come up with a better name for either "working group" or

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