Ah, so Glover's message was originally posted in the alt section,
where I wouldn't/couldn't see it, and wouldn't have known about it at all
had there not been the reply here that somehow bounced.
Well, isn't that convenient....
Morgan...there is a quantum difference between being called a liar,
and receiving criticism on a story. If you cannot see that, that is your
problem, not mine.
"If it wasn't worth your time, then why did you respond?"
Because I felt like it. However, to the rest of your points, which
are specious and irrelevant, I don't feel like it tonight. I will instead
go along with your question, "why respond?"
Particularly when applied to your message.
Jim...re: your reply to Morgan...there is a curious neticism that
I've seen all the years I've been riding the nets, and it's nothing new.
It's this: Person A writes something awful/scandalous/abusive about
person B. Person C says nothing. Person B writes a heated reply. Person
C *now* speaks up to say what bad form it is to go after this poor person
who was just exercising his right to speak, and suddenly person B is the
It's okay to impugne someone's career, or life, or honesty, or any
other aspect...but to call the person out for it...no, no, we can't have
that. Nonsense. There is nothing in my agreement with any service that
says I must be a non-responsive, unmoving target. A bully is a bully, and
needs to get responded to. And character attacks must be responded to,
whether or not some people (who had no problem with the original
accusation) find it polite conversation.
Say what you want about somebody...but god forbid the person should
speak up...an intersting philosophy, to say the least.
Michael Heser...I don't just respond to flame-bait. I respond to
something on the order of 100 messages a day, out of the 500 per day that
I get. In this one pass on Internet via my GEnie mailbox, I've just
written about 15 so far, and I've got a bunch more to go through. (And
not one was a flame.) This is an aberration, nothing more, and I do
reserve the right to plink somebody upside the nose if he gets
obnoxious. The occasional aberration is good for you (now if only I could
convince my wife of that...).
No, the ABCD comment wasn't meant in your direction, Jim, but due to
my GEnie mail reader, sometimes I can only get into a discussion by
replying to whatever message in the thread is in my box at the time.