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

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Sun Nov 25 2001 - 11:47:15 MST

Randy Smith wrote:
> >From: Samantha Atkins <>
> >
> >The bilge that some have dumped on me is not contemptible? I
> >hold it in great contempt. If you want a formal complaint or
> >require one before you take notice then consider this a formal
> >complaint. The treatment I have received from John Clark and
> >Mike Lorrey does not belong on a civilized list. The list rule
> >says no personal attacks. It has obviously been violated.
> >Either the rule means something or it doesn't. You decide.
> >
> >Not that I can't deal with such and ignore them largely. But it
> >certainly does detract from my enjoyment and willingness to
> >participate and ability to share what I am actually here for.
> >So, yes, I do experience such as a degradation of the list
> >personally. Enough so that I have been tempted multiple times
> >of late to give this list up as a bad job.
> >
> As for ad hom attacks, you yourself are probably the worst I have seen on
> this list, and only about three or four other people are in the running.....
> Don't make me break out the archives, either, cuz you aint gonna like their
> smell....

Quite. Those on the list who know me and my writing I think would agree
that I do not make ad hom attacks unless attacked first. I do go after
ideas I really disagree with virulently if I consider them to be of
importance, but I'd challenge anyone to show any point where I made
personal attacks unprovoked by similar personal insults... Samantha has
been one of those who has made such attacks.

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