RE: virus: META: a rule for the list

Eva-Lise Carlstrom (
Tue, 14 Oct 1997 10:26:21 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 14 Oct 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

> At 04:29 PM 10/13/97 -0700, Richard Brodie wrote:
> >Nonsense. If YOU are asserting that consistency matters, it's fair to point
> >out that YOU are not being consistent.
> That is exactly what I am proposing. Did you even read the message?

I just watched a misunderstanding; let's see whether I can clear it up

This is what I understood Richard to be saying by that line:

If Person A says "Consistency is important", then it's fair for Person B
to hold Person A to that statement, by pointing out what B perceives as
inconsistencies in A's statements. This is true even though Person B
does not claim that consistency is important.

Given the context, Richard's phrasing was somewhat ambiguous, leaving
open the possibility for David's apparent reading of the line. I trust
Richard will correct me if my rephrasing is less than accurate.

who hates to see bad feelings arise from miscommunication