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Peter Scott
May 6, 2000 19:45
Moderation [was: Re: overloading = [a solution]]
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At 08:25 AM 5/7/00 +1000, Damian Conway wrote:
>    It saddens me that everything on P5P has to be so adversarial, and
>     shames me that I could so easily be caught up in the disputation.
>     Unlike the departures of Chip and Graham and Jarrko, mine would be
>     no loss to this list, but (for my own sake) maybe I need a break
>     from P5P too...

Don't go.  Please.  Of course it would be a loss.

I thought we had already come up with a moderation scheme that appeared 
reasonable?  Aside from a slight debate over whether to mark rejected 
messages with a header or dump them to a separate list 
l). What are we waiting for?

I think it is also unfortunate that some people have mastered the dubious 
talent of inciting flames without necessarily starting them, simply by 
employing particularly contentious language.  It's really a waste of fine 
brain cells.  Nobody wins.  There are better ways of achieving one's goals.

Look at it in perspective.  Imagine if you will, the year 2026, and however 
old you will be then, and watching a retrospective on the news:

"On this day, twenty-five years ago: a stolen nuclear bomb flattened Long 
Island; Canada (except for Quebec) joined the United States; and a cure for 
Alzheimer's Disease was found.  Meanwhile, on P5P, a vicious debate raged 
over whether to remove the $* variable in the next release."

There are many more ways of achieving an outcome than a full frontal 
attack; martial arts experience among other avenues teaches that.
Peter Scott
Pacific Systems Design Technologies

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