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RE: List suspension - in defense of Wildwoman

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Regarding Kate:

Kate was not suspended because of the recent problem, but because Kate has
repeatedly sent jokes to this list server. A month or so ago I received
several complaints about her sending too many humor email to this list. I
sent her an email expressing the subscribers' concern and warned her that
if she continues with the pattern, we will have to suspend her.

Guess what? Not only did she continue, she actually increased the frequency
of her humor email. One night she send 13 email to this list.

Hope that clarifies. 

p.s suspension is temporary and I plan to invite her back soon.

At 7/21/98 12:08 PM, you wrote:
>I'm not saying "yea" or "nay" to the controversy ongoing (I just hit the
DEL key, most of the time), but I think it wise not to overreact.
>There's no "First Amendment" on a private mailing list.  The listowner(s)
can do whatever is deemed necessary.
>So, instead of trying to ELEVATE this dispute to the level of social
revolution, why not stick to the real point:  is this a proper way to
behave between peers and colleagues.
>Aim the quote, below, and the Clintonistas and their ilk, where it rightly
needs to be pointed.
>-----Original Message-----
>From:	Nick Arenson [SMTP:arenson(--nospam--at)]
>Sent:	Tuesday, July 21, 1998 1:54 PM
>To:	seaint(--nospam--at)
>Subject:	RE: List suspension - in defense of Wildwoman
>"You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets
>of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police. Yet in their
>hearts their is unspoken - unspeakable! - fear. They are afraid of words
>and thoughts! Words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home, all the
>more powerful because they are forbidden. These terrify them. A little
>mouse - a little tiny mouse! - of thought appears in the room, and even
>the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic." 
>-Winston Churchill
>Fight Censorship
>Nicholas Arenson, PE