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Re: [at-l] Re: ATML Cross posting
You can be very sure it is an extremely small minority of people that
support such barriers to free thought. Lots of people put up with it
only because they will loose contact with other friends if the express
Lucian Hicks wrote:
> First of all, I want to make it clear that this is not a comment on the
> administration of this list. Rather, it's a comment about tolerance and
> inclusion within the AT community.
> In my view, we ought to be disseminating our thoughts, views, hopes, fears,
> and dreams as widely as possible. We should be sharing ideas without
> barriers. I am truly sorry if there are rivalries between ATML and AT-L. I
> want no part of it. It's a shame. But building walls by prohibitting
> members of one list from cross-posting to another list is unfortunate imho.
> And I think it unfortunate that a segment of the AT community would censor
> people by dictating to whom they may send their e-mails.
> But if reference to AT-L or cross-posting to AT-L is prohibitted on ATML, it
> should be stated clearly in the rules sent out to new subscribers.
> I may be kicked off ATML for this post. So be it. If so, I have enjoyed my
> time with so many of you. You know who you are. I just have a hard time
> silencing myself in the face of such petty rivalry. It's not why we hike.
> Peace, my friends. The conflict is unproductive.
> Lucian ("Bristlecone")
> GA>ME '99
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ATML <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Saturday, December 12, 1998 12:57 PM
> Subject: ATML Cross posting
> >>From time to time, I have to remind you not to cross post
> >between lists. Some of you are on several lists, but you'll
> >have to post separately here (don't just hit "carbon copy"
> >or "reply to" and thus include other list addresses in the
> >post you are sending to ATML). The reason is so that we
> >can keep a thread going here without the intrusion of posts
> >coming in where you also have the same thread going on
> >another list. It leads to disconnected conversation and
> >discusssion, and so we just don't do it here on ATML. We've
> >got a really good discussion group right now, with coherent
> >and intelligent discussion, so let's take the extra trouble
> >to be careful with posts, making sure they are addressed to
> >ATML only if they are intended to be posted here. You may
> >want to do the same when posting to other lists, but I will
> >leave that to those list admins to set their policy about
> >cross posting. Again, thanks for your cooperation. It makes
> >my job as admin here on ATML a little easier, and it means
> >fewer bounced messages from non-ATML members in my admin box
> >that I have to deal with.
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