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[ga] Re: Jumping Up Every Five Minutes

I was referring to the general problem, not specific manifestations of the
problem. This thread itself is an example of the general problem, but I
wouldn't hold it up as a specific instance.


<en>...back to sabbatical...</en>

----- Original Message -----
From: "Patrick Corliss" <patrick@quad.net.au>
To: "Ross Wm. Rader" <ross@tucows.com>
Cc: "[ga]" <ga@dnso.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 12:06 PM
Subject: Jumping Up Every Five Minutes

> On Tue, 29 Jan 2002 20:12:15 -0600, Don Brown wrote:
> > I don't think this is spam, at all.  I think it is an opinion and,
> > you and I may not agree with it, he does, never-the-less, have some
> > elementary right to share his thoughts.  This list is suppose to be
> > open and not bigoted - at least I thought so, going in.
> On Tue, 29 Jan 2002 22:01:33 -0500, Ross Wm. Rader wrote:
> > I'm, quite frankly, tired of the rhetoric and tired of the
> > The Anglican Church doesn't hold recruiting drives at the local Mosque
> > during worship. If the alt.root crowd wants to recruit followers, they
> > do so in much more appropriate venues without jumping up every five
> > and interrupting our "meeting".
> Hi Ross
> Truly you are overstating the case by saying "jumping up every five
> in relation to John Palmer.  His posts are very infrequent.  Nor do they
> always relate to Alt Roots.
> In the last six months, from 1 August 2001 to 31 January 2002, John
> has made six posts.  That's an average of one a month.  Two of these were
> the same day viz 31st January 2002.
> Another two of the six were so brief as to be almost non-existent.  One
> and I quote:
> > "I second that motion"
> Admittedly John made seven posts last July 2001 but, as I remember, that
was a
> topic of interest at the time.  And it was a long time ago, in internet
> On Wed, 30 Jan 2002 00:38:16 -0500, Ross Wm. Rader wrote:
> > Part of the drag on the
> > efficiency of this assembly comes from a reluctance to direct the
> > proceedings. Accordingly, special interests are continually walking up
> > the podium, taking off their clothes and saying "look at me!".
> I'd hardly say a dozen or so posts a year was excessive.  By way of
> comparison, the archives show that there has been 822 posts this month
> Annualised that makes about 10,000 posts.
> In fact, most of the Alt Root people (Joe Baptista, Leah Gallegos, Roeland
> Meyer, Bradley Thornton, John Palmer, Marc Schneiders, Karl Peters, Adam
> Bruce James, Marc Brittan, Richard Sexton and myself) either do not post
> the GA mailing list these days and, if they ever do, do not talk about Alt
> Roots.
> So Don's point is really quite valid.
> Best regards
> Patrick Corliss

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