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Subject: Re: Reinstate Thorsten Czub? A plea.

Author: Steve Blatchford

Date: 03:05:23 09/25/98

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On September 24, 1998 at 20:27:47, Don Dailey wrote:

>>Did you consider the possibility that Thorsten was the victim of a pre-planned,
>>private email conspiracy which set out to provoke and then zap him based on his
>>inevitable "off-topic" response ?
>>Steve Blatchford
>Do you think we are stupid?

I'll answer this later.

>Of course we considered this. We looked
>at many angles.  We are convinced that Thorsten was partially baited
>and goaded.

If Thorsten was "partially baited and goaded", do you think that the "baiters
and goaders" did not realise the likely effect of the "baiting and goading" ?

The "baiters and goaders" were Thorsten's erstwhile friends. One of them had
recently made an end to his friendship with Thorsten in a most humiliating and
public way.
That little piece of hatred went right to the top of the mountain to end its

Resulting in "peace and quiet" for a while. Soldiers go back to their private
email groups.

Then, later, little pin-pricks from the "baiters and goaders" seemed designed
for maximum impact. They were from "friends", they were collective, they implied
cheating, they deliberately used language that allowed 100 escape routes.

When Thorsten reacted (you were surprised ?), they seized on his terminology and
wouldn't let go. They demanded his expulsion by the moderators. As the
moderators vacillated they threatened the existence of the CCC by their own

>The problem is that Thorsten is the easiest one on the
>group to bait and that in itself caused a lot of problems.

Were the "baiters and goaders" so stupid that they didn't know this ?

Were the "baiters and goaders" acting random, or did they get the result they
set out for ?

>Do you think we are stupid?

Do you think you've been used ?


>- Don

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