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From: Gurth gurth@******.nl
Subject: Old threads revisited (was Re: FASA Trademarks)
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 20:00:44 +0200
According to Lady Jestyr, at 0:11 on 14 Jun 00, the word on the street
was...

> It's not that - it's that those who've been around on the list for a while
> have seen the "Gibson Fandom" thread come up over and over and over again.
> I'd reckon it probably comes up every six month - I've been on the list
> since 1995, and there's only so many times I can say "Yeah! I love Gibson!
> Gibson Is Great!" before I start getting sick of it. :-)

And let's not forget that having too many say they like Gibson tends to
provoke those listmembers in whose opinion he's a third-rate author who
<paraphrasing arguments>only popularized something others long before him
had started...</paraphrasing arguments> Note that I do not support any
side of that argument, as IMnsHO it's pretty pointless in the first place.

> Which means that the newer list members do miss out, I guess, since those
> of us who've seen the same discussions continually coming around tend not
> to contribute any more. That doesn't mean we don't have opinions, though...
> just that we're too lazy to keep writing 'em down. (That's what list
> archives are for. ;-)

Maybe a way to do it is to dig up what you consider to be your best posts
on many regularly-returning subjects, save them on your HD, and simply
copy & paste the relevant ones into new messages every time the thread
comes up again :)

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