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Thread #65758   Message #1088286
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
07-Jan-04 - 06:09 PM
Thread Name: BS: On the cowardly nature of GUEST postings
Subject: RE: BS: On the cowardly nature of GUEST postings
In my posts I've said the same things in verse that I'd say in prose. That was how the thread started, evidently in the hope that doing it this way would make it a bit better natured. I can't see how it's any harder to read verse than prose; if anything the reverse. And it can take the edge off a controversy, and perhaps lend some additional interest to making, and perhaps reading, arguments that have already been re-treaded several times.

Once again, not in verse this time, if you insist, Bill:

If anybody has ever expressed hostility to GUESTS as such, I haven't seen it.

The criticism is of people who insist on posting just as GUEST, for reasons which have often been explained, and in particular of people who use the threads to insult others. It makes no difference whether these are non-members, or members choosing temporarily to ditch their cookies, so as to be able to post in a way that ensures that any response has to be in the thread rather than in a Personal Message.

I've seen many times where people have made this point and I've made it myself in this thread. But both GUEST Ella and GUEST Satchel, and yourself, Bill, continue to talk as if this kind of hostility towards people who aren't members was the issue.

There just isn't any such hostility. But that doesn't stop people pretending there is. I hope that's just a misunderstanding, rather than an attempt to muddy the water.

"Come out singing"... yes that's another way of doing it.