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From: "johnf" <>
Subject: Re: Has RootsWeb Review gone berserk?
Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2001 01:12:19 GMT
References: <3B474AEE.ADA8CF83@qwest.net>, <T3N17.4728$4B5.29155@news-server.bigpond.net.au>, <3B47AE2B.CDFBE767@qwest.net>


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


"Robert Heiling" <> wrote in message
news:...
> johnf wrote:
>
> > Hey, Bob & Richard. If you want to continue squabbling between
> > yourselves, do it off-group please.
>
> It was over with until you couldn't resist getting your 2 cents in
and
> top-posting like a newbie in the process. Get a life John. You
aren't
> moderator or owner of anything around here.
>
> Bob
>
> > -- 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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