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Month: June 2018

Re: [trinity-users] Re: Re: Re: TOTALLY off-topic - got a puzzle meets dinosaurs

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 02:49:23 -0700

On Wednesday 20 June 2018 13:32:18 deloptes wrote:
> Gerhard Zintel wrote:
> > My proposal here: please, please, please all of you open a WhatsApp group
> > to discuss social life. I am very annoyed to search between a lot of
> > gossip the parts with real information in this mailing list lately.
> I was thinking lately that it mutates into a social app for people who
> don't use social networks :D
> Seems I am not alone. But hey given the amount of text exchanged, I don't
> wonder why companies like whatsapp or facebook make that much money.
> regards

Actually, I agree (and I am one of the worst sinners). Mea maxima culpa! 
However, I abhor Facebook, etc., and only use one tiny, obscure social 
network (Categorian). 

I was going to suggest (before my network issues rendered me silent), that 
when we begin to go off-topic, just send an email directly to me or whoever 
else wishes to be included, so that others aren't bothered. Otherwise, I 
still use Categorian, and there is also Jabber. 

It seems to me that some of us (including, but not limited to, myself) tend to 
spin off on those tangents. One person makes a comment, then another adds 
something or echoes, then it snowballs, and soon we have an avalanche. This 
bothers me, too, but I don't think you'll stop it altogether without ruining 
everything. So the solution would seem to be to channel it somewhere else, 
where those who wish to go off-topic can do so, and everybody else can ignore 
them, or us. 

Also, let me say again that what we have in common is more important than our 
differences. If I have offended anybody, I apologize.