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On feeding fires: "I want crazy two years ago"

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Sunday, July 16, 2006, 16:08
Why do people take it so seriously?  I don't get this.  Getting your
underpants tied so tightly around your neck over something someone says that
is "incorrect," or inappropriate.  Just ignore it.  I agree that one of the
remarks by the person in question was childish and offensive, but for crying
out loud.  We're told on ZBB that the best strategy is not to feed these
things. That should be a rule here.  None of us can educate anyone, or
silence those who won't be silenced, EXCEPT by silence.  Don't we all have
better and more creative ways of interacting with each other? Surely we can
limit our remarks to those posts that we have a *positive* interest in,
instead of opening the fire-door for the conflagration on the other side.
Unless that's what interests one.  In which case, one deserves getting


"Answer a man, and you are playing his game, dancing to his tune."  By I
forgot who: a commentary on Jesus.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christian Thalmann" <cinga@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 16, 2006 11:11 AM
Subject: Re: USAGE: "I want crazy two years ago"

> --- In, Sai Emrys <sai@...> wrote: >> >> ... am I crazy, or has this thread gotten waaaaaaaaaaay off the > original topic? >> >> It's sorta fun to watch though, in a "wait, how did that happen?" way. > > The actual way it happened is much less fun than that. It's > simply one of Mike's ubiquitous posts of random off-topic > brainstorming. This one is very special insofar as it got some > attention, mainly due to the fact that it feels vaguely offensive > to German-speakers. > > > -- Christian Thalmann >