[plug] Arguing on list: gloplug?

Leon Brooks leon at brooks.smileys.net
Sat Jan 29 20:49:09 WST 2000

Christian wrote:
> I apologise to all the people who have had to sit through *two*
> of these arguments between John and myself in recent times.

Apology accepted. Don't do it again, even if the other party _is_ wrong,
or you'll get -MAXINT for a karma (-: rmt will guarantee it :-).

Heck, arguing on lists has gone on for a long time, at least it has for
the twenty years I've participated, and was going on when I arrived.
People who complained about the complaining and arguing were usually
flagged TEA (Too Easily Annoyed) and banished from the list for a while.
If it bothers you, perhaps there should be a plug-heated (gloplug?)
mailing list that only mature and thick-skinned PLUGgers subscribe to
(or to which you are auto-subscribed two months after your first posting
in plug), and into which potential arguments could be taken. I'm sure
Matt would cheerfully oblige if asked.

I for one find "I apologise for his arguments" style postings singularly
revealing. (-:

Confidence is the feeling you have before you understand the situation.
If at first you don't succeed, try a shorter bungee. When in trouble,
when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout. The two great secrets
of success are: don't tell anyone everything that you know.

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