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- From: "Paul Derbyshire" <derbyshire at globalserve dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2002 03:30:13 -0400
- Subject: Re: Retraction
- Reply-to: derbyshire at globalserve dot net
On 8 Aug 2002 at 17:13, Robert Collins wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-08-08 at 16:56, Paul Derbyshire wrote:
> It appears that the flame fest is still festering.
The message you're following up wasn't a flame, was it? Was there an
uncivil word outside the quoted material? Hmm?
> I really hesitate to ask this, but can we set a deadline, effective from
> your reply to this email (should you reply, and it being affirmative),
> and any emails continuing the flame fest sent after that point result in
> a ban on the individual sending the email (with appropriate headers
> inspected for forging, of course).
Terrible idea. What if someone posts a defamatory message against me
that squeaks in just under the deadline? It will leave me no
capability to reply in my own defense, save using a throwaway
Hotmail account, and people will question the credibility of a
defense coming from a different (and easily created) address than my
normal one. The danger of an unfair outcome for one innocent user is
too great IMO.
Since 24 hours have gone by without a single new uncivil posting, I
think we have reason to hope it's over regardless.
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