Off-topic message confusion

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Tue Dec 21 15:49:24 2004

On Tue, 21 Dec 2004, Doc Shipley wrote:

> Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> > On Tue, 21 Dec 2004, Doc Shipley wrote:
> >
> >
> >> Nonononono, Sellam!
> >>
> >> *I* am the moderator!
> >
> >
> > So you're saying you'd be happy to wade through dozens of messages about
> > my hairy ass?
> Dude, you're *already* showing your ass. What else would be new?

So just to get this straight, you're saying that if I were to post, on
average, say, 5 messages a day about my ass, describing it in all its
glory, every inch of curve, every sphincter wrinkle, you would simply
delete through them and not raise a stink (so to speak) over it?

I doubt that.

But if you're sincere then let me know and I'll be happy to send volume
after volume of messages about my hairy ass. You just say the word, Doc.

> I'm saying I was absent the day you were given the reins to this
> list. As far as I can tell, Ron's definition of "permissible off-topic"
> carries as much weight as yours, or mine for that matter.

I disagree.

> And, as usual, the carping about OT,OT! has generated more lines of
> email than the query itself.

No it hasn't. Ron's incredibly off-topic "Help me! I'm lame!" message
generated around a dozen responses. At this point, if you respond to this
message then you'll be responsible for making it longer. So, your
call. And really, I've heard all your uninspired anti-Me rants before
and, quite frankly, each subsequent one was as ineffective as the first,
so don't bother.

Gun/auto/whatever discussions have broken out before as a result of a
thread that started in vintage computing but spiraled out of control
usually due to some off-hand remark. Ron's message was specifically and
unapologetically out of band for this list. It was started without regard
to the other people here. That's rude and disrespectful. I don't go to
an HTML discussion group and start asking if anyone has a boot disk for
their Apple //c.

That's the difference. Get a clue.

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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