What happened to this list?

Richard A Whitenight rum.runner at JUNO.COM
Tue Sep 5 21:39:07 MDT 2000

Rob, does it seem like to you that only posts that are not politically
correct often times get responses?  If you post on an item that is
basically blase, you're the only one who will pay attention to it <grin>.

On Tue, 5 Sep 2000 06:18:31 -0400 Rob Loach <deloges at JUNO.COM> writes:
> On Mon, 4 Sep 2000 20:43:10 -0700 "Jim Nantz" <jnantz at INFICAD.COM>
> writes:
> > What happened to the Rushtalk list?  When I signed up about four
> > years ago;
> > it was full of political debate.  Now it seems to be full of posts
> > forwarded from kooks or people who inhaled lots of what Clinton
> > didn't.
> Jim, I have made several attempts at starting discussion on things
> I've
> noticed or wondered about or things that have really bothered me,
> but
> almost never does anyone pick up the thread and discuss it. That's
> been a
> bit discouraging to me. I would have been happy for someone even to
> write
> back and say, "You've got it all wrong, Rob, and here's why."  But
> nothing ... it's as if I'd only sent myself a message.
> > I would like to challenge all of us to come up with more posts
> that
> > we
> > wrote ourselves.  Also I would like to challenge one or two people
> > to use
> > their spell checkers before sending their posts.
> I agree with you on the spelling. Sometimes what could/would have
> been a
> good post loses credibility in my thinking by the spelling errors it
> contains. It makes me wonder if the person really knows what he's
> talking
> about. (Maybe that's just my 28 years of being teacher showing
> through.)
> Something I would like to see also is for members who post to send
> **text
> versions** and not html. I've switched to "index" for my mail mode
> so
> that I order and receive only the posts from the previous day that
> look
> interesting to me (and the past several days that's been zero.) When
> I
> see a post containing **hundreds** of lines, knowing that it's twice
> the
> size it could be because of the html stuff added to the end, I'm
> reluctant to order it.
> I for one enjoy some of the articles forwarded, especially those
> from
> John Quayle. He has a knack for finding things on the net that I
> don't
> see otherwise. But I would also really like to see more original
> political debate on issues that matter to the people on this list.
> Vive
> freedom of expression! (which is fast dying....)
> My two cents' worth,
> Rob
>   =^..^=  =^..^=  =^..^=
> Rob Loach  in Greenville SC
> deloges at juno.com  <mailto:deloges at juno.com>
> The floggings will continue until morale improves.

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