Re: [OPE-L] On flaming

Date: Sun Nov 26 2006 - 12:06:47 EST

> I find your contribution to this problem very imaginative. Instead
> showing  ways of how a problem might be solved you are suggesting to
> discriminate against  a member of the list. Rakesh may have not chosen
> the right way of expressing his  concerns but this does not give anyone
> the right to say ignore him.


Nicky's suggestion isn't as "imaginative" as you seem to suggest: not
opening messages from a sender whose messages you do not care to
read or marking someone's mesasages as "SPAM" so that they do not fill
your "inbox" are legitimate and normal ways which Internet subscribers
use to filter their incoming mail.  Both of these methods have long
been practised by some subscribers to this list.

This is not a solution for myself, though, as I -- wearing my
administrative hat -- have to follow the discussions and intevene
as moderator where necessary.  I normally use this address when so
doing so as to avoid confusion.

As for your wish to see the conflict solved, the answer is very
simple: DON'T FLAME!  This is not the optimal answer, however:
public apologies to the person who has been flamed and to the list
would be a much better and just solution.

In solidarity, Jerry

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