X-Message-Number: 14324
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 07:22:48 -0400
From: Paul Wakfer <>
Subject: Re: CryoNet #14316 - A  few suggestions
References: <>

> Message #14318
> From: "George Smith" <>
> References: <>
> Subject: A  few suggestions
> Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2000 18:05:29 -0700
> (1) Would it be reasonable to have a limit placed on the length of messages
> posted?
> If you can't express yourself in a few short sentences or paragraphs, you
> probably need to better think through what you are trying to communicate.

Thanks for making this very sharp criticism of David Pascal's post in
Cryonet #14282.
It was certainly far too long and repetitive, especially coming from
someone who's website bills him as a professional writer and marketing
consultant! See http://davidpascal.com

I strongly support your request to Kevin to place a limit on the length
of individual cryonet messages.

> (2) Also if you POST here in reply to someone, you ARE opening your post to
> general comment.  After all, you DIDN'T just email the person.  You DID post
> your "reply" on the Cryonet.  So when I read remarks like, "My words were
> taken out of context and were not part of my reply to Mr.
> Higgleschrugger..." I can't help but wonder WHY you posted to the Cronet in
> the first place.

However, with this remark we certainly must differ, since by it you show
that you do not have the faintest idea what the phrase "taken out of
context" means.

> In fact this sounds incredibly disingenuous.

No. Your interpretation of it sounds incredibly ignorant. Taking remarks
out of context is a very standard tactic used by those who wish to
slander others, rather than to seek truth and justice.

> Summary:
> If you want a private conversation, send a private email.
> If you want to reply to a posting, send an email UNLESS you want to SHARE
> your "reply" for further comment by others.
> Please try and keep it short and to the point.  Examples are appreciated.
> But autobiographies should be mailed to Random House.

All very good points to which Pascal would be well advised to pay

Paul Wakfer

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