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From: "johnf" <>
Subject: Re: Has RootsWeb Review gone berserk?
Date: Sat, 07 Jul 2001 23:38:27 GMT
References: <3B472DE2.27667877@qwest.net>, <9i7e1c$r3r$1@slb3.atl.mindspring.net>, <3B474AEE.ADA8CF83@qwest.net>


Hey, Bob & Richard. If you want to continue squabbling between
yourselves, do it off-group please.

-- John Ferguson
(To reply, ensure my address ends with .net.au)


"Robert Heiling" <> wrote in message
news:...
> "Richard A. Pence" wrote:
>
> > "Robert Heiling" <> wrote in message
> > news:...
> > > "Richard A. Pence" wrote:
> > <snip>
> > > You don't suffer from a lack of poor analogies. What
> > > if your mother had observed an impurity in that ice
> > > cream? or broken glass? Should she have remained
> > > silent? What if a company were handing out dangerous
> > > toys to children. Should nobody say anything?
> >
> > Well, talk about your poor analogies.
>
> I see. The best defense is an offense and to avoid the issue. Just
> because something is "free" does not mean that it is harmless or
isn't a
> worthless waste of time & effort. Let's try to use a little common
> sense.
>
> > In what possible way
> > can a web site pose a danger to you?
>
> Do you mean "danger" as in 911 call? or are you realistic enough to
> agree that real and potential lost time & effort is a "danger" also?
>
> > > Besides! There's a buck in it for Ancestry/Rootsweb
> > > or they wouldn't be doing it.
> >
> > That wasn't the question. It is whether it is your buck.
>
> Yes, it's mine and that of others like me.
>
> > > What you are talking about is not "free" and there is
> > > competition in the field. But that's another whole topic.
> >
> > If it is not free, then perhaps you can tell me how much it
> > has been costing you to get the forums at RW or Ancestry?
>
> Your definition of "free" seems to be situational, as in
"situational
> ethics". Just reading your mind, I assume that you mean that there
is
> no subscription charge for those?
>
> However, how much of my monthly DSL & ISP charges should I allocate
to
> those? Assuming my time has value, how much of that should I
allocate
> after determining an hourly rate? How much of my time has been
wasted
> fixing broken bookmarks etc this past week?
>
> > <snip>
> > Naturally, you chose to avoid the point again. The point was
> > that what is "bad form" is blaming someone for something
> > they are not responsible for
>
> Then it hasn't been established that there was "bad form" since the
> responsibility has not as yet been determined. The jury is still
out.
>
> > and complaining when something
> > free doesn't suit you.
>
> You sure are fixated on "free" and have been preaching that
> free=good=beyond reproach etc. Do you return all that junk mail
with
> free offers?<vbg>
>
> Let me just say very seriously that the Ancestry message boards as a
> piece of computer software have no value whatsoever until people
post.
> It's the posters who create any value there.
>
> > Whether I disagree with you isn't
> > pertinent.
>
> Then why have you been disagreeing?<lol>
>
> > Regards,
> > Richard
>
> Bob
>
>



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