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RE: RE (tilly) 1: Eulogy for the chatterbox

by Ozymandias (Hermit)
on Aug 25, 2000 at 22:50 UTC ( #29695=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RE (tilly) 1: Eulogy for the chatterbox
in thread Eulogy for the chatterbox

Better to be lenient in what you provide, and strict in what you permit.

Or, another way, don't let a few bad apples spoil the harvest.

As for letting /msh continue; if it's that important, where you just couldn't bear to see it public, then use email. Or IRC. Or the telephone. Or write a (gasp) hard-copy letter and mail it. Why kill the fun of the occaisional amusing accident (and I've had my share) to save you the convenience of hitting the HOME key and looking before you hit "Talk"?

- email Ozymandias
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RE (tilly) 3: Eulogy for the chatterbox
by tilly (Archbishop) on Aug 25, 2000 at 23:05 UTC
    You miss the point.

    The point is not to spew random garbage out, but not to take every piece of junk and escalate it into a flame-war. (OTOH do give feedback. In private.)

    As for /msh, well I do provide an email address when I think it is appropriate. Unfortunately should the other person be unwilling to take me up on that, and wants to continue in /tell - well that happened today.

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