emergency moderation mode RE: Virtualizing AIX 1.3 - WAS::::Re: AIX for IBM PS/2

Dave Mabry dmabry at mich.com
Sat Feb 6 14:23:22 CST 2016

Jay West wrote on 2/6/2016 11:51 AM:
> I had already turned on emergency moderation mode to try and stem the tide
> of this escalating further. I had also already emailed a few people off-list
> about this, which is primarily how it should be handled. Those who should
> have been corrected... were. Quietly.
> I'm rather tired of (a very few) people commenting "oh, this list is so much
> smaller than other forums" or "there's such a low SNRatio here" or "Everyone
> here is unfriendly (or things like that)". Screw all of that. I submit that
> while this list may be small, it has the best content and expertise, far
> better than others (I've looked). I submit that while the SNRatio gets off
> track once in a great while, I've seen that happen elsewhere, and at least
> as often if not more. Perhaps some should use their technical expertise to
> study the function of the "delete" key. Quite frankly I don't think it
> happens here all that often. Unfriendly? Perhaps there are a few that are
> brisque at times. On the one hand - Guess what... that's life. In any crowd
> there's always a few grumpy old men (of which I am one - especially at the
> moment), and  socially well-adjusted people should learn how to deal with it
> and get along. On the other hand - That doesn't mean I don't correct those
> that need correcting (and I did) .. but I really don't need to hear the
> whining. It seems that there are one or two people that state they don't
> want to participate because of one or more of the above... yet they stay
> here solely to voice that opinion. Odd.
> J


Don't let it get you down.  In any population, even a small one, there 
are going to be people in both tails of the normal distribution.  I get 
pretty quick on the delete key when one of those tails starts 
complaining about this list.  I greatly enjoy and thank you for the work 
you put into it.

Thank you!


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