From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-09 08:04:03
> I never forget that this is a volunteer organization. And I _hope_ what I
> put in the <hostile>...</hostile> was offensive, it was intended to be.
> I'd hate to think that I'm accidently offensive but can't be when I want
Therein lies the problem, many people have found that your messages convey a
distinctly hostile and angry manner. If everyone posted in the same way,
Boost would quickly degenerate into a flame war, and I'm sure you will
appreciate why that would be a "bad idea". If you can't see why that's a
bad idea, please say so and we'll bump your messages back into the
In short: we all get angry, annoyed and upset from time to time, most
Boosters are remarkably restrained at not letting it show, and instead post
cogent and well reasoned messages (when they've calmed down probably).
Please, lets move on, I know I have better things to do, I'm sure you do
Still in moderator mode,
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