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

Jerome H. Fine jhfinedp3k at compsys.to
Sat Feb 6 14:47:36 CST 2016

 >Dave Mabry 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.
> 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!

I add my agreement as well.  This is probably one of the very few topics
that I will reply to and NOT keep a copy.  The DELETE key is the one
I use the most.

And I also specifically add my appreciation for the job that Jay West does!

Jerome Fine

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