I must apologize for my outburst on one of the threads earlier today. To have used capital letters and language--well, I can think of no excuse for that, and I am sorry. I felt overwhelmed and reacted badly, and hope that my future contributions to this list reflect my own commitment to nettiquette.
I also have come to a sad decision this afternoon. In over a decade on the
Internet, I have held out as one of the staunchest resisters of the use of
filtering. Generalists value input from all sources, and I have always retained a faith that people can grow and change and develop. That faith, however, has been misplaced in a few instances, and it is time to explore new methods of processing data.