Re: The reason for loving Usenet

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 15:14:11 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <jnboo3$926$>

On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 15:00:23 +0100, Jeremy wrote:

> In article <>,
> says...

>> And the phrase "horrible idea" is not professional? How so?

> Well it could be more the implied (or understood) tone of voice as
> opposed to the actual wording.

Nobody expects Spanish Inquisition! Its two main weapons are political correctness, ignorance and the lack of common sense. Hold on, no it's three main weapons are....


>> >It could otherwise be the "thin end of the wedge" as
>> > people become increasingly "free" with their language.
>> Since when is freedom a bad thing? Community with people speaking
>> freely is something that has to be nipped in the bud? Frankly, I
>> believe that the moderator is a moron. I can say it aloud because this
>> is Usenet, no moderators here.

> You're misinterpreting me (see the danger of the written rather than
> spoken word?). My fault, or perhaps yours.

I fail to see the danger. Words are the means of communications. While forums should be polite, "preventive actions" will frequently do more bad than good. Moderators should, in my opinion be reactive, rather than preventive. I, for one, will tone down my engagement on the Oracle forum and not participate as much as I would otherwise, unless I receive an explanation from the moderator.

> Today it's "a horible idea" then the next thing is that someone says
> "that's a moronic approach" then "you're a moron" is implied etc etc.
> Anyway just my 2 cents worth.

This way we know that this "TedPer" moderator is a cheapo moron who lacks the basic common sense. I will not be particularly sorry to see his job outsourced to Elbonia.

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