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Re: Joe Kelsey's slurs to:Re: [ga] Re: no matter may pass out of the DNSO without the explicit approval of the ga

On Fri, Jan 28, 2000 at 01:00:59PM -0600, John B. Reynolds wrote:
> I find it interesting and ironic that some of the loudest proponents of
> removing JW from this list are the same people who encourage his drivel (and
> expose those of us who filter him to it) by replying to it.  If he and JB
> were uniformly shunned, they would give up and go away, thereby making
> discussion of measures to filter them moot.

"If wishes were horses, beggars would ride." One can't base realistic
policy on idealistic hypotheticals.  In fact, of course, empirical
evidence demonstrates quite conclusively that JW is not going away. 
Moreover, from first principles it is clear that there will always be
enough new people, or people who find JW/JB interesting, to keep them
going.  Finally, the fact that you posted your comment demonstrates
quite conclusively that JW/JB have an impact on your experience of the
list whether you filter them or not. 

And of course, anyone coming to the archives to do research will not be
able to tell who is being shunned and who isn't. 

Kent Crispin                               "Do good, and you'll be
kent@songbird.com                           lonesome." -- Mark Twain