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Message no. 1
From: Martin Steffens (Berlitz) v-marts@*********.com
Subject: The Noble Art of having to have the Last Word
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 06:09:11 -0700
Something I noticed in the recent discussion is that quite
a few people have problems dropping a thread. The famous
"that's all I'm going to say in this thread" with four
posts following comes to mind, as the more notorious "Am
too!" "Am not" pong games, in variable degrees of eloquence.

Please people, in my eyes the person who is actually able to
drop a thread that has clearly lived beyond it's natural
lifespan shows far more intelligence and strength of
character than the ones who just go on for the sake of it,
or for a desperate need for the other to admit they're
right. You're not necessarily right just because you have
the last post in the thread nor does discussing things
until everyone gives up in despair. Having the last word
may have been considered a mayor victory in your childhood
days, I do hope that most people now realize how hollow
those victories actually are.

If you're locked in a discussion and suddenly realize that
the last thirty odd posts have been between you and one maybe
two others, please show that you're the wiser of the people
involved and step out or take it to private mail. It's
usefulness to the list will have most likely long since

Also there's no ShadowRN awards for "Most Tenacious Poster"
nor is there one for "Keeping OT subjects on the List as
Long as Possible", just to get some myths out of the way.

Just something I needed to get out of my system after
catching up with a backlog of 300 mails.

Martin Steffens
e-mail: v-marts@*********.com
phone: 70 666 44

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