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GUEST,Lyle BS: Guest threads (46) RE: BS: Guest threads 01 Feb 02


I wish you would distinguish between "Guests without any name" and Guests who consistently use a name. I've been around here as long as anyone; much longer than most. I stumbled on this place waaaaaaay back when this collection of lyrics was a minor part of a bigger ftp set at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and have continued with it through its several changes. At one time, there were no such things as guests, and our name automatically appeared with each posting. I went to guest status when it was necessary to have a cookie, although there is more to it than just that. That is my choice. There are several other guests who might well decide to remain guest for similar reasons. To suggest that anyone who does this is automatically makes all of us divisive is painting with the same broad brush that you have many times expressed displeasure with in political discussions.

There is such a simple solution to all of the dissatisfaction with much of what is going on here now that it makes one wonder why it is not used more. Each thread has a name. If the name is not something that pertains to the reason you joined MUDCAT, then don't open it. If you do, and therein lies something that annoys you, then you have no one to blame but yourself.

I will continue to watch the discussions here because every once in a while there are threads that cannot be found anywhere on the internet nor in any books or magazines. A classic example is the one about Lee Hays and included fantastic input from Art T., Rick F., Frank Hamilton, and several others. I look forward to many others as a guest.


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