Re: [OPE-L] On flaming

From: Dogan Goecmen (Dogangoecmen@AOL.COM)
Date: Sun Nov 26 2006 - 05:53:32 EST

Dear Nicky,
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. The 
best way  of solving the problem is to make substantial contributions. But I  
doubt whether you wish to see the conflict solved. Rather you seem to want to 
 see it escalating. I do not know how to describe this approach - perhaps  
cynical. At any rate it has nothiong to do with the concept of solidarity you  
refer to at the end of your email.
In einer eMail vom 26.11.2006 07:05:50 Westeuropäische Normalzeit schreibt  

Jerry, I  regularly read your posts which I continue to
find informative and  thoughtful, at times a welcome
challenge to my own ideas.  I guess  it's a hazard of
unmoderated lists that some members will not
appreciate  the expression of views that conflict with
their own, but instead  CONSISTENTLY use the list to
distort the arguments of other members. Imho,  one is
not obliged to defend oneself against such nonsense.
Further, in  my experience, the best way to deal with
unwanted correspondence and/or  harassment is to mark a
repeat offender's email address as "spam".  My  browser
automatically deletes Rakesh's contributions before
they enter  my mailbox. In short, I uphold his right to
express any opinion that he  wishes to express; at the
same time I exercise a choice neither to read nor  talk
to him.
In solidarity

---  ope-admin@RICARDO.ECN.WFU.EDU wrote:

> > Well all this is so  appropriate in the week that
> Michael "Kramer"
> > Richards  outed himself.
> Folks:
> * Is there ANYONE on the  list OTHER than Rakesh who
> believes that the
> above, and  similar statements which were recently
> expressed, are not
>  examples of personal abuse?
> * Is there ANYONE else on the list  OTHER than Rakesh
> who believes that
> I have said _anything_  racist on this list?
> * Is there ANYONE on this list on this  list OTHER
> than Rakesh who
> believes that I have in any way  suggested _anything_
> which is sexist on
> this  list?
> * Is there ANYONE on the list who OTHER than  Rakesh
> who does not see
> that his most recent posts are a form  of harassment?
> * Is there ANYONE on the list OTHER than Rakesh  who
> does not agree
> that harassment of a listmember is  personally
> abusive and hence a
> flame?
> In  solidarity, Jerry

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