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Thread #65758   Message #1086567
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
05-Jan-04 - 04:30 PM
Thread Name: BS: On the cowardly nature of GUEST postings
Subject: RE: BS: On the cowardly nature of GUEST postings
Bill D's clear summary once again:

"**MY** point in posting this is that, as most complaints about "guest" posts have noted, the major issue is keeping various 'guests' separate, and NOT in knowing their true identity. I can have a debate with "Termagant", whether I agree with him/her or not...but it is really hard to debate or reply to a set of words at "X" o'clock, and it is rude to expect us to keep track. Calling US rude and 'unfriendly' to guests, when the guests created the problem begs the question."

I copied that in here again, from Bill D a couple of posts back, because I get the impression from Martin Gibson's post that he might not have read it, and be labouring under the mistaken (but often falsely asserted) impression that there is some sort of antagonism towards GUESTS as such:

I repost that, it puts it all so fairly,
and Martin Gibson's post reads like he missed it.
The trouble isn't GUESTS whose labels clearly
identify when him or her has posted.
"Non-cookies"? Why, they're welcomed here, sincerely.
Though not so welcome those who have persisted...
But why repeat what's oft been said so clearly?