RE:being polite (was META: Committee on Un-Extropian Activities)

From: altamira (
Date: Sun Jun 25 2000 - 17:01:55 MDT

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Spike Jones
> Perhaps even the terms "killfiling" and "posse" should be avoided
> during a wicked flamewar. "Plonking" is better. Furthermore, that
> "killjoy Bill Joy" is in poor taste and should be avoided. Bill
> Joy doesnt know us. I would be appalled if he feared for his
> safety just because his name happens to lend itself to wordplay
> and his views disagree with ours.

Not to mention that if a person who'd been the subject of "threats" were
coincidentally murdered, the people who had made statements which could be
perceived as threats could become suspects.

"Plonking" is certainly better than "killing," but personally, I think it's
much better to maintain some minimum level of politeness, even towards
people who seem to be totally wrong.


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