Re: List Rules Part 1 (Was: Ad hominem? I think not.)

From: Max More (
Date: Sun Nov 25 2001 - 00:16:00 MST

John -- regarding your post:

At 09:32 PM 11/24/01, you wrote:

Oh for God's sake stop whining! You and several other members of
this list have written more verbiage on my use of the word "idiot" than on
all other topics combined, with the possible exception of long essays
that must have taken hours to write about how name calling wastes time.
Everybody was strangely quiet however when a good 10 days before
my famous use of that word you called me an "immoral curr".

I have been disappointed to return to dipping into the List to see a string of very unpleasant exchanges. I understand that you have strong feelings and that you did not originate the name-calling. I also have enjoyed your posts over the years.

Nevertheless, I am asking you to refrain from posting messages such as this. This painfully phrased response to responses to responses about an argument is not what we want to see on the list. Samantha and others who do this will also receive first a private email, then a public warning, and if necessary finally a temporary removal from the list.

Please refrain from public posts like this. I know it's difficult, but just let it go or take it private. Let's see the old John Clark return.


Max More, Ph.D. or
Strategic Philosopher
President, Extropy Institute. <>

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