RE: Ad hominem? I think not.

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Wed Nov 21 2001 - 14:04:57 MST

Mike Lorrey wrote,
> Okay. To John, JR, Brian, myself and others: the standard list reply to
> comments by Samantha, Curious, or other such individuals lacking in the
> ability to say non-idiotic ideas on this list is simply to type, in big,
> bold letters, at the top of the message: "WHAT A STUPID, IDIOTIC, IDEA!"
> and leave it at that.

Why not? It's allowed under list rules. It's concise and to the point. It
expresses your opinion accurately. It attacks an idea as being invalid
without attacking a list member directly. I see nothing wrong with this
approach. I wish all potential flame-wars would get short-circuited with a
simple one-liner like this.

Harvey Newstrom <>
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