Re: Improving the list/Nanogirl

Michael S. Lorrey (
Mon, 21 Jun 1999 09:55:15 -0400

Gina Miller wrote:

> Thank you for your feedback, I appreciate it. I think I shall remain posting
> as my semi usual self.
> There are a few who arn't as supportive of my posts, but in general I feel I
> am. I can't please everyone all the time,( you know the saying). However, I
> only want to be of positive input to the list. It was suggested that I list
> news items together in one email , however this will result in a rather
> large email, and I'm concerned that this may antagonize some peoples email
> boxes? (as opposed to seperate smaller ones)
> nanogirl

Don't worry Gina, its impossible to get through life without pissing some people off. With an unmoderated free list of this size, you will always get people who are hypersensitive to certain words or subjects or opinions, even when they considered by many, if not most, to be important to the ideas/reasons for the list in the first place. There will also always be people who refuse to be confused by the facts, or who are only interested in picking fights or arguing, even with people who mostly agree with them.

I personally find it rather amusing, in a sad way, how a body of people who a few years ago were active in fighting online censorship, political correctness in general, and promoting personal freedom, are now afraid to say the g-word. Does this make me an oppressed minority now? Can I get on the government gravy train? ;)


Michael S. Lorrey
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