RE: virus: IRC debate

From: Kalkor (
Date: Thu Sep 05 2002 - 20:41:20 MDT

> [Joe Dees] It seems to me that Hermit is the scared one; scared to
> crawl out of his dark BBS garage and duke it out on the email list in
> clear vision of all the sundry Virus neighborhood kids.
> [Kalkor] Dood... are you the *ONLY* person who subscribes to this list
> that is *NOT* paying attention???????? It seems pretty clear to me
> that the whole point of this debate acceptance by Hermit is to take
> the annoying argument *OUT* of the mailing list where the rest of us
> have to wade through all the wordy bullshit. The caustic little ad
> hominem attacks and the needlessly verbose second-hand quote postings
> are the entire reason we *WANT* you to take this to another forum.
> Please do so, or we're all slowly going to be creating anti-joe
> filters in our respective email clients. How many have already done
> so, or plan to do so in the near future? Show of hands?
> <raises his hand>
> Seems that by increasing your output, you've shut off all your intake.
> Pay some attention, dood. Talk is cheap because the supply outweighs
> the demand.

And this in defence of the notoriously voluminous and wordy Hermit?
Whyncha expend some of this energy that you're burning trying to lure
Hermit outta his hidey-hole, and less trying to lure me in?

Please, may I have more words stuck into my mouth? Where, exactly, in my
last post, did I "defend" hermit?

I'm sure it doesn't need to be said again, because it has been said several
times in the last couple days, but hermit's "voluminous and wordy" posts
come from his fingers and brain, which I find valuable. Your "voluminous and
wordy" posts appear as regurgitated drivel from the minds of those sharing
your viewpoint. You would do well to at least alter the format of your posts
to not give this impression.

Moving on to your second "point"...

I prefer to spend my energy in ways that benefit me or are useful to me.
Were Hermit to come "outta his hidey-hole" I would not be nearly so
benefitted as I would be were you to move this discussion out of this forum
and into one more appropriate. To be honest, I could care less whether you
debate hermit on this matter. As long as you shut the fuck up for a while,
I'll be happy.


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