From [Bryan Thalhammer (2004.03.12.2220)]
Since returning to the forum a few days ago after turning it off for a
while, I have been seeing this sequence of messages from Bill Williams
again. I know I should ignore him, but folks, it is getting tedious. And he
is testing my patience. So, I just created a filter to permanently delete
Bill Williams' posts. I hate unilaterally banning someone, but now I can do
it for each subscriber who posts words that cause Bill P. or others to have
to write what he does below. It just isn't fair to him, and it is not fair
to anyone else.
Dang it, I want to read about PCT. I want to be able to contribute to CSGnet
without being harangued by someone with an axe to grind. I want to listen to
Bill P., Rick, Dick, Phil, Martin, and some others contribute without the
disturbances from Bill Williams, or any others who are messing up the net.
Now of course, I want to read what the others write, and there may be some
references to Bill Williams. But it will be easier this way!
I will simply arrange my perception of the CSGnet so that hopefully it is
closer to my reference setting. Period. If you need to know how to do this,
simply let me know and I can tell you what to do.
Bye, Bill Williams. Bye, bye, any others who disturb my perception of the
[Bill Powers (2004.03.12.1342 MST)]
I would like to see CSG discussions conducted on a level that appeals to
human adults. Calling people "puerile" or "extreme left-wingers" or "fools"
or "idiots" disqualifies the one doing the name-calling from grown-up
conversations. I am trying to live up to the kind of standards I can
admire. That is easier in the company of others with similar aspirations.
If I shut off some lines of communication, it is because they call forth
the worst in me rather than the best. The worst in me is all too ready to
express itself. I'd rather not give it the chance.