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Topic: shunning, part 2
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Michael Paul Goldenberg

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shunning, part 2
Posted: Aug 25, 2000 7:33 PM
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Dear List Members:

As previously stated, things are going to change here, and none too soon. In
the interim, it would seem evident that there will be some folks who wish to
spew as much personal venom as possible before they lose the ability to do
so here. This is unfortunate, but completely predictable.

As these individuals well know, there remain many opportunities to launch ad
hominem attacks on the internet. Those who are addicted to doing so will no
doubt continue to do so. Perhaps they will never stop. Perhaps only legal
action, the spread of moderated lists, or a new fad of shunning among
intelligent people will be able to stop them. But it is clear that in THIS
venue, they will be stopped.

Thus, I ask that despite the predictable slurs that are starting to appear
here we continue to show our disdain for such practices by shunning those
who perpetrate them. Though honoring this request may be frustrating and
painful for those who are being attacked or are seeing colleagues and
friends libeled and verbally assaulted, it would be gratifying to let those
who persist in mudslinging do so alone. The rest of us should simply change
the subject and get on with more meaningful conversations.

I think the vast majority of list members will appreciate the restraint.

Michael Paul Goldenberg Washtenaw Technical Middle College
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