[time-nuts] OT loosing things

William H. Fite omniryx at gmail.com
Sat Nov 13 09:51:15 EST 2010

Mike, one way or another, the members of the list have formed their
judgments regarding your posts.  John has asked that we let it go.  Please
honor his request.

On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 9:47 AM, Mike S <mikes at flatsurface.com> wrote:

> At 09:01 AM 11/13/2010, Chuck Harris wrote...
>  How is your attempt at controlling the content of this group any
>> different from Mike F's asking you to be tolerant?
> First, his was a demand, not a request. Second, his was personally
> directed.
> Third, I made a comment, addressed to no one in particular, about the
> descent of this forum into an _extended_ discussion about faeries (amongst
> other crap), instead of time, which is its purpose. I didn't call out anyone
> specifically, just provided a general observation. It wasn't an attempt at
> control, I called for moderation, which is a request for whoever _is_ in
> control to make a judgement. You must be an Internet newbie, as a call for
> moderation is entirely appropriate and has a long history going back to
> What I got was a response (obviously NOT from the moderator) which said in
> meaning "Your observation doesn't matter, you're wrong to have such
> feelings, so change the way you feel and STFU. People will talk about what
> they want. Some of us don't have real lives, we desire humor and social
> banter, and the only place we can get that is on technical discussion
> lists."
> If John Ackerman says it's fine to turn this list into Facebook/Twitter,
> that's his call. But if so, I would suggest he change the description from
> the current "time-nuts is a low volume, high SNR list for the discussion of
> precise time and frequency measurement and related topics," because that's
> not what it's going to be.
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