Re: Sorry

From: E. Shaun Russell (
Date: Tue Jul 10 2001 - 14:54:44 MDT

You wrote:

>I hadn't realized I would cause so much trouble and I
>apologize, sincerely and profusely. I will do as asked
>and leave. I am, again, very sorry and hope I haven't
>hurt or offended anyone. I am sorry to go, and have
>enjoyed the intelligent and witty people you all are.
>I am sure there is a list out there for me.

Congratulations to those of you who just chased another person off of the
extropians list. Perhaps, if you're lucky, we'll wind up with only a few
dozen with exact same ideas on everything. That would be wonderful,
wouldn't it?

Frankly, I'm tired of seeing this happen. True, it isn't often as explicit
as this case, but I have been privy to seeing plenty of unsubscriptions
after unnecessary verbal attacks. And why is it...just because someone has
a few disagreements with one aspect of your worldview?

Personally, I have an opinion on virtually every thread on this list, but I
try not to share those opinions unless I feel they add something to the
discussion as a whole --usually they do not. Unfortunately, I don't have a
lot of workable ideas on changing the format of this list, or solutions to
out and out rudeness. I will mention, like many before me however, that I
find such behavior juvenile, unwarranted and disgusting, and most of all,
unnecessary. This isn't the kind of behavior that will win us credibility
on a public scale. Please keep that in mind before you start posting

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