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

Ian S. King isking at uw.edu
Sat Feb 6 14:43:38 CST 2016


On Sat, Feb 6, 2016 at 12:23 PM, Dave Mabry <dmabry at mich.com> wrote:

> 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
> Jay,
> 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!
> Dave

Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate
The Information School <http://ischool.uw.edu>
Dissertation: "Why the Conversation Mattered: Constructing a Sociotechnical
Narrative Through a Design Lens

Archivist, Voices From the Rwanda Tribunal <http://tribunalvoices.org>
Value Sensitive Design Research Lab <http://vsdesign.org>

University of Washington

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