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Month: November 2015

Re: [trinity-users] The Last Word On The Matter

From: Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:33:34 +0000
On Tuesday 17 November 2015 02:41:29 Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> As for Michael, who wrote in another email to complain about people
> contacting him off-list, I think Michael's demand that people keep
> off-topic discussions about politics on this mailing list is
> *completely* wrong and harmful.
> Two or three messages in the heat of the moment may be understandable
> and forgivable, but there comes a time where we as a community should
> bite our lips (or sit on our typing hands) and stop. There are plenty of
> other forums to debate and argue the political situation (Facebook,
> Reddit, Twitter, etc.), please take it there.
> If Michael wishes to *request* that people don't contact him off-list,
> that is one thing. (Of course, people are free to ignore his wishes,
> just as he is free to delete their emails.) But to insist that people
> take *private* and *off-topic* messages public, well, I consider that
> far more rude and harmful to this community than the things that Michael
> was complaining about. After all, he is free to just ignore any
> aggressive or disagreeable private messages, but (unless he is the list
> owner) I think that he is out of line in encouraging others to pollute
> this list with off-topic messages. Especially disruptive and angry
> messages about politics.

Michael has had a good go at me before when I have eventually taken his more 
vituperative attacks on me off line.  

Look what I have just received; persecution or what!!!!  And why??  I have 
blacklisted him, but I haven't told him that:
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