REPLY Re: Off-topic message confusion

From: Roger Merchberger <>
Date: Fri Dec 24 09:04:31 2004

Rumor has it that Jay West may have mentioned these words:


>If I don't set some guidelines, people will be afraid to post a quip or
>hesitate before a pleasant off-topic post. Sometimes that's good. Most
>times it's not. So here's the guidelines I use:

And IMNSHO, this is *your* list now, Jay. I think you've earned it --
you've put in a *lot* of work to keep this community alive and well-homed.

And just in case I haven't said it enough:

10 PRINT "Thank You! ";
20 GOTO 10


>I will say that some of the initial comments that generated this thread
>were definitely something I should have dev/null'd before it hit the list.
>Inappropriate. My bad for letting it go on.

No it's not. That would be like saying it's the cop's fault your kid got
high on crack because the cop was on vacation and wasn't there to parent
your kid for ya.

You already moderate one list - why should you [have the extra burden to]
moderate them both? It's up to *us* to be civil to one another - to be the
parents, if you will - and not get suckered into (or start) something
wildly off-topic.

Maybe I'm full of condensed milk, but it's *our* fault things got out of
hand -- not yours.

Merry Xmas!
Roger "Merch" Merchberger

Roger "Merch" Merchberger  --  SysAdmin, Iceberg Computers
(?||?)  If at first you don't succeed, nuclear warhead
  _)(_   disarmament should *not* be your first career choice.
Received on Fri Dec 24 2004 - 09:04:31 GMT

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