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Re: Why result to insults instead of reasoned arguements? Was: The wisdom of the object mentors

From: Andrew McDonagh <news_at_andmc.com>
Date: Sun, 04 Jun 2006 22:42:26 +0100
Message-ID: <e5vk4d$adi$1@news.freedom2surf.net>


Marshall wrote:
> Laurent Bossavit wrote:

>> Marshall,
>>
>>>> When you insult people, you actively discourage them from listening to
>>>> you. Worse, you discourage anyone else who's listening in - and who may
>>>> have started out inclined to listen to you.
>>> These are interesting hypotheses. Are they true, I wonder?
>>> How could we find out if they are true or not?
>> You could try starting your next few IRL conversations with "Hey
>> fucktard, there's something I'd like to tell you..." and recording the
>> results. Let us know how it went when you come out of the hospital. ;)

>
> Ha ha. Note that we are not in meatspace now, but on usenet.
> Assuming I agree with your hypothesis about how meatspace
> works, there's no reason to believe a priori that the same
> rules of behavior will have same effects on usenet.
>

Well.... actually being online makes no difference with the law.

Should Robert (or Object mentor) and the others who have suffered the amount of abuse and insults on this thread, wish too, they could easily start court proceeding for Libel against the other party.

http://www.carter-ruck.com/FAQs/Libel%20and%20Slander%20Cases.html

If in doubt about publishing on a usenet vs other means, see Q11 on the link. Received on Sun Jun 04 2006 - 16:42:26 CDT

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