Anna Roys wrote: > > > > I have noted a remarkable change in the language used in posts since > "my experiment". Additionally I would say that it takes more than one > to perpetuate personal conflict in communication. Sometimes it does just take one bad apple to spoil the bunch. For three or four days we had a relatively open discussion. Nice, wasn't it? > > Do we really want to complain and slander each other or have > intellectual discussions that could solve problems? What is our > commitment to improving education in America? I think the true slander has been coming from only one source. This isn't about being civil; one can lack civility and still be far from being slanderous, obscene or harassing.
Like, for example the memorable "Greg Goodnight blows donkeys." - MPG 3/31/06
Who can forget "But defending Bishop Blather was always a job for a sneaky little shit like Greggie, and now he's back, still sucking up to the Moron-in-Chief while purporting to have a clue about, what, is it the lattice method this time? "
Or the more recent "On Jun 14, 2007, at 6:06 PM, Greggie Badnightmare defecated: " and "But you remind me of a variation on an old joke: Why do the wives of anti-progressives die before their husbands? Because they want to." , the 6/14/06 comment about my late wife, dead of cancer a few years ago.
Or "I don't care what you do or write, Greggie. You're less than the lowest beast in the fields, as are your friends in MC/HOLD and like-minded animals." 6/14/07
Or the number of times Mike has deemed me an anti-Semite, a brownshirt, a liar. I'll dig out references if anyone needs them.
There are any number of folks with similar education philosophies to Goldenberg's who I have had fulfilling exchanges with on this list and its nctm-l predecessor, but the poisoning of this well has caused most all to stop posting. The listowner has allowed this over the past decade in the apparent hope the list will police itself. That might have been a hope that the Mathematically Correct sympathizers would finally go away, but it looks like that won't happen.
So, will the rules of Drexel and the Math Forum be enforced, or not? If there are standards for discourse on lists hosted by these institutions, now is the time to demonstrate them.
-Greg Goodknight BS Physics, MS Electrical Engineering
> Myself I am committed to do all I can personally to investigate the > situation and to make changes that will be valued and help our > nation's kids succeed. > > Anna