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From: Singhals <>
Subject: Re: Has RootsWeb Review gone berserk?
Date: Sat, 07 Jul 2001 21:54:42 -0700
References: <3B474AEE.ADA8CF83@qwest.net>, <T3N17.4728$4B5.29155@news-server.bigpond.net.au>, <3B47AE2B.CDFBE767@qwest.net>


LOL and ROTFL! C'on, Bob, you know perfectly well that
netiquette on Fido used to be "put the new stuff on top so the
mailers don't truncate it at 100 lines"!

Newbie, INdeed.

(G)

Cheryl

Robert Heiling wrote:
>
> 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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