Okay, boys and girls. Enough. Talk about the Standards. Talk about the math classroom. We're not anymore. We're talking about baseball and who said what on the list last year and repeating over and over again that we have a right to say whatever we want. Let's all try to refocus and see if we can keep the quality of the list at a high level.
Yes, there is a such a thing as free speech. But when a (for the most part) back-and-forth argument generates 50 messages, it's often not evolving any more, and has long since passed the point of productivity. Let's all try to state our cases clearly, and we won't have to run around in circles for days.
Also, as a help to others, when you're replying to a post, please try to delete the unimportant parts of the message to which you're replying. Five new lines and 50 old make things difficult to read. It also makes the digest really long and difficult to manage.
And we're obviously going too fast for some people - today I had to unsubscribe three people whose mailboxes have been full for a week and can't receive any new mail!