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BS?: Who do you want to be today ?

AndyG 19 Jan 00 - 09:45 AM
Little dorritt 19 Jan 00 - 10:07 AM
Peg 19 Jan 00 - 10:52 AM
Roger the skiffler 19 Jan 00 - 11:24 AM
bob schwarer 19 Jan 00 - 11:28 AM
GUEST,AndyG 19 Jan 00 - 01:33 PM
sophocleese 19 Jan 00 - 02:44 PM
Áine 19 Jan 00 - 02:57 PM
GUEST,emily rain at the U Dub 19 Jan 00 - 05:14 PM
northfolk/al cholger 19 Jan 00 - 06:38 PM
Brendy 19 Jan 00 - 06:55 PM
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Subject: BS?: Who do you want to be today ?
From: AndyG
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 09:45 AM

ahem...

Unaccustomed as I am etc. etc.
Like Peter T (thought for the day), recent event have given me pause for thought.
I'd like to address a few issues that have risen with the new year.

AndyG


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Subject: RE: BS?: Who do you want to be today ?
From: Little dorritt
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 10:07 AM

thank's for that AndyG - I had not seen that before, there was one part that was hilarious under the heading internet community- where it says .. do not expect an english attempt at humour to be universally understood...

well, I'm speechless!!


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Subject: RE: BS?: Who do you want to be today ?
From: Peg
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 10:52 AM

thanks so much, Andy for reminding many of us of what we already know and often forget in the heat of the moment. It feels like betrayal when a safe haven like Mudcat explodes with dishonesty or misguided pranks... I thought the comment about the Japanese Kate Rusby fan not sharing my views on gun control was priceless...lends itself to other interesting parallels...like a French Capercaille fan's views on the abortion pill...a Portuguese Dick Gaughan fan's feelings on irradiated produce...a Brazilian Clannad fan's opinion about deforestation...etc etc... all the best

peg


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Subject: RE: BS?: Who do you want to be today ?
From: Roger the skiffler
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 11:24 AM

At the risk of sounding serious for once, well done, Andy. I've always found your contributions helpful. I agree about not getting drawn in to abusive threads and trying to signal attempts at "humour" (God knows I have to signal mine,they're so feeble!). A welcome dose of commonsense.
RtS


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Subject: RE: BS?: Who do you want to be today ?
From: bob schwarer
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 11:28 AM

Finally!

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: BS?: Who do you want to be today ?
From: GUEST,AndyG
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 01:33 PM

Further reading for the interested;
What we've just seen has been a very small instance of this type of behaviour.

The alt.syntax.tactical FAQ.

AndyG
[posting from another machine and not reseting his cookie]


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Subject: RE: BS?: Who do you want to be today ?
From: sophocleese
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 02:44 PM

Thanks Andy G. Bizarre stuff there.


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Subject: RE: BS?: Who do you want to be today ?
From: Áine
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 02:57 PM

Thank you, Andy G. I agree with sophocleese that it is very bizarre! However, it was also very, very informative and relative to what has been happening here. I encourage everyone to read it, and perhaps we'll be better able to deal with the 'trolls' when and if they show up again.

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: BS?: Who do you want to be today ?
From: GUEST,emily rain at the U Dub
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 05:14 PM

thanks for both those links, Andy. why is it so hard for us to learn these things?


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Subject: RE: BS?: Who do you want to be today ?
From: northfolk/al cholger
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 06:38 PM

Maybe my take on this is wrought from a recent bad experience, but every day that I get up I want to be myself. I originally posted with the ID northfolk, but felt that may be disingenuous, because I regularly conveyed what I considered politically serious messages, and wanted no question raised about how deeply I stood for those positions, so I added my name to my pseudonym.

Recently I became the victim of identity theft. It has not made me (too) bitter, nor has it increased my cynicism,or diminished my faith in my fellow human beings, (other than I would dearly love to have thirty minutes in a room with the thief, so that he could fully come to appreciate my (6'5", 235 lb.) magesterial presence....) I know that we don't always know who we are communicating with, online, but I hope this current thing goes away!


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Subject: RE: BS?: Who do you want to be today ?
From: Brendy
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 06:55 PM

Yeah, Thanks Andy. I've saved the links to read them offline. There's quite a lot to go through.


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