RE: virus: META: a rule for the list

David McFadzean (
Tue, 14 Oct 1997 11:44:07 -0600

At 10:26 AM 10/14/97 -0700, Eva-Lise Carlstrom wrote:

>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.

OK, I think I understand now. (Thanks Eva-Lise!) My mistake.

I don't think it is fair for person B to be able to hold spelling
(or any other criticism) against person A if person B doesn't think
spelling is important. If you criticize based on X then you should
be able to receive criticism based on X. If person A doesn't think
spelling is important, they will just ignore the criticism (but
it wouldn't be fair for person A to criticize someone else for
spelling then).

I could be wrong about this. What does everybody else think?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus