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Topic: Puritanical Strains
Replies: 2   Last Post: Jul 12, 1995 10:13 PM

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Michael Paul Goldenberg

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From: Ann Arbor, MI
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Re: Puritanical Strains
Posted: Jul 12, 1995 9:21 AM
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1) I'm not calling you puritanical.

2) I'm not claiming that you said "majority."

3) I'm not "blowing my cool." (Yet.)

4) My entire point was, is, and remains that your original post would be
likely to lead an inexperienced participant to think that there was a
puritanical/fanatical segment of list members (which might be quite
large, since you only mentioned a specific number in LATER posts) who
expected people to "prove their worth" in order to participate. Perhaps
that's not what you meant to imply. Perhaps I'm the only soul on the list
who thought that inference likely or even possible. But given the
rhetoric that's been flying around lately, I wanted to make clear that no
one that I know of is holding anyone's feet to the fire.

That's how I saw your "warning." Your mileage may vary.


Michael Paul Goldenberg
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