The Email Bombing Incident

From: Lee Corbin (
Date: Tue Aug 07 2001 - 18:16:56 MDT

I am very curious about an historical event in which Joe Dees
was the alleged victim of an email campaign. It has become
unclear whether there was a "campaign" at all, or whether it
was directed at his own personal email address (or a list to
which he merely was subscribed), or to what degree people went
in order to suppress dissenting views.

(I myself would prefer that Mr. Joe Dees tell his story first,
if he is so inclined, in non-partisan objective language.)

And, if I'm not being insulting towards anyone with these
requests (for which I do apologize), I would be very happy
if all accounts were free of political partisan content,
i.e., that no observer would be capable of determining
who was liberal or who was conservative, or whatever.

Needless to say, insulting terms like "droogies" or whatever,
should be omitted when it's just the facts that should be
foremost first.

Thanks everyone,
Lee Corbin

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Brian D Williams
> Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2001 7:24 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Tolerance for Dissent on Extropians
> From: "Joe Dees" <>
> >> Mike Lorrey <>
> >
> >>>Joe Dees wrote:
> >>> When you get sent 1200 emails in the space of three days
> >>>filled with inane comments and bald insults, they are not
> >>>playing a quality game, but a quantity game - it's called
> >>>'overwhelm'.
> >
> >>It's easy to stop Joe: stop sending yourself so much email.
> >Do you REALLY want me to go to the archives and do a count of the
> >mailbombing you... inflicted on this list, and to which I replied?
> >Practically all my posts were replies to posts
> >by your [group]...
> As usual Joe your story keeps changing, first it was you
> that received 1200 hostile emails in three days, now it
> was supposedly the list that received such E-mails.
> Everyone on this list knows no such event ever occurred.

Wrong. (-L.C.)

> Brian

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