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Re: Perhaps it is time to start a moderated group?

Homer <usenet@xxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> Verily I say unto thee, that Erik Funkenbusch spake thusly:
>> On Sat, 01 Nov 2008 07:58:21 -0600, High Plains Thumper wrote:
>>> A Moderated newsgroup is almost impossible to troll.
>> Yes, you should.  It's a great idea.  I'll help in any way I can.
>> I'm serious.
> Well if anyone from the Windows side is going to be involved, I think it
> should be you. You've been around longer than most, and most of the time
> you're level headed and resist the urge to engage in ad hominem attacks.

Like his attack on Rex, say?  Erik is a digusting character, who has no
place in this group at all.  He has indulged in one of the nastiest ever
attacks on our on-topic crowd, and continues to push his off-topic,
anti-charter material any opportunity he can.

> Your loyalties may be abhorrent to me, and your debating methods dubious
> at best, but in all fairness I don't think that's really relevant to the
> proposition. For some instinctive reason that I can't fathom I think I'd
> actually trust you to act responsibly as a co-moderator of COLA.mod.
> OK, it's a reluctant endorsement, but that's all I got for now.
> My only reservation is: I really don't think COLA should be moderated at
> all, for the reasons stated in my previous post, but if it /does/ happen
> then I have no serious objection to your involvement. I certainly do not
> envy you your task.

I have a massive objection to his involvement *now*, let alone in a
moderated group.  He should not be here.

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