[OPE-L:7457] Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: definitely not about Ch. 5

From: Gil Skillman (gskillman@mail.wesleyan.edu)
Date: Wed Jul 24 2002 - 12:59:00 EDT

Rakesh writes, among other things,

>In my opinion, calling me the thought gestapo was an over-reaction.

I hasten to reply that I *did not* call you this, and indeed in the next 
sentence I explicitly state my relief that we don't face such a situation 
on PEN-L.  I reproduce the relevant passage here:

 >What I'd be less ready to accept is the prospect of having even tentative 
characterizations of non-OPE-L'rs work leaped on by >thought-gestapo and 
fired off to the "offended" parties for comment, even though no offense--or 
even definite conclusion--were >intended. I'm thankful that we don't face 
this prospect on OPE-L--it would have a definite chilling effect on our 

  By my own representation you would have qualified for this if you were in 
the habit of forwarding the "offending" posts to outside parties 
automatically, which as you note you specifically refrained from doing in 
this case.  Rather than accusing anyone or describing a current situation, 
I was describing a hypothetical scenario that I would oppose.

Apologies for creation of any misperception,


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