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Re: List suspension - in defense of Wildwoman

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On Wed, 22 Jul 1998 nmends(--nospam--at) wrote:

> Lynn wrote:
> > Let us make this list a haven for the structural engineering community as a
> > whole.  If you are a deeply religious person who is offended by jokes that
> > attack the religious, you should not in effect be banned from this 
> > list.  These people will leave.
> Ah, but they don't.  Instead they post long diatribes about how 
offended they are
> and about how everyone should submit to their personal standards of 
right and
> wrong.  Submission to such would-be tyrants reduces the remaining 
discourse the > level of the least common denominator.
> > Let us get control of this alligator before it eats the master.
> Please forgive me, Lynn, but clearly there's a difference in 
perspective here. :-)
> To at least some of us, the "properly" sanitized discussion that would 
remain after
> such censorship would leave us with only what the alligator produces 
after having > eaten the master. :-D

What Nigel said.
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Bob Shilling, SE             Berkeley, CA          shilling(--nospam--at)