__/ [ Roy Culley ] on Thursday 04 May 2006 00:46 \__
> begin risky.vbs
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> __/ [ Mark Kent ] on Monday 01 May 2006 09:16 \__
>>> begin oe_protect.scr
>>> GreyCloud <mist@xxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>>> Roy Culley wrote:
>>>><snipped offensive stats>
>>>> Grow up Roy. You are too old to act like a child on usenet.
>>> Umm, how can stats be offensive?
>> When the stats are annotated by just one person to include insults
>> and observations, they can become hurtful. I noticed that Culley had
>> labelled GreyCloud "offensive quote editor", or something to that
> With your extensive search skills Roy, perhaps you should search for
> why I added the "offensive quote editor" tag to GreyCloud.
> You are still relatively new to COLA. I was a great fan of GreyCloud
> before he started posting infantile responses. I then killfiled
> him. When it was pointed out that he was editing quotes, to the
> detriment of the quoted party of course, I decided to tag him as such
> in the stats.
Opinion: The stats posted should somehow be representative of the group's
sentiments (yes, I'm new here, I know). Otherwise, these should be titled
"Roy Culley's Stats". The Sender field is not enough; again, _in my humble
opinion_. There is a certain danger when only one person gets a vote and
is merely reflecting his/her killfile to the public while making it seem
I *did* notice some of Grey's snipping and editing of quotes. I find them
funny. Often enough, they serve the offended person right. If it involves
a confrontation, this would be a fair weapon at times. Starting fresh
threads with subject lines like "Peter Kohlmann is a [blank]" is not any
better. From an archival perspective, it's far worse. It can be very
As a last point, by adding ALL-UPPERCASE insults, you discourage openness
and encourage anonymity. Anonymous posters have little or no boundaries.
Thus, they insult, they practice prejudice, they use fowl language and
they start "Peter Kohlmann is a [blank]" threads, knowing that Peter
Kohlmann cannot hit them back in quite the same way.
Think about it......
Just my opinion,
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