Re: virus: META: a rule for the list

Paul Prestopnik (
Wed, 22 Oct 1997 08:26:14 -0400

> Well, I wouldn't want to limit the kinds of feedback I'd get in that way.
> I may not like certain kinds of responses my posts might inspire in some
> readers, I may find them annoying or unuseful, but that doesn't mean I
> don't want to see them. It can be very valuable to know that one's post
> triggered something in a reader that doesn't strike one as a useful
> response. Besides, we are all coming from different angles, and making
> blanket refusals of certain kinds of response may rule out kinds of
> response you haven't thought of.
I think the idea is that in making a post you may be trying to travel down
a certain path, to explore the end of it, and then due to the attacks,
irrelevant to your argument, you find the travel taking place in a
direction perpindicular to the intended. I agree that limiting feedback is
not the best solution, but in some cases, it may be a better solution than
never getting anywhere.
-paul prestpnik