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Subject: Re: Moreland's Paradox

Author: Andrew Williams

Date: 04:21:22 07/23/99

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On July 23, 1999 at 06:51:30, Djordje Vidanovic wrote:

>:I'd hope that nonsensical situations like this don't happen.  In this case I
>:agree that we are pretty close to having that happen.  This is not a problem
>:with the moderation framework here, it is a problem between Fernando and I,
>:that Fernando has seen fit to turn into a public issue, rather than working it
>:out with me.
>This was a quote from Bruce Moreland.  I am afraid that he has not noted the
>paradox in his comment that turns against him.  Namely, he says that Fernando
>saw the deletion of the post as a sufficient excuse to turn it into a public
>issue, forgetting that it was him who had first made a public issue of
>Fernando's post by deleting it.
>BTW, I believe that Bruce did not achieve what he wanted: the postings on the
>deletion are numerous and Bruce's inbox is getting overcrowded;  he was close to
>insulting Fernando by describing the act of his resignation as self-imolation;
>he helped kindle a split between "permissive" and "strict" members of the forum.
>I am a permissive member of the forum and see no harm in the ocassional joke or
>two, on condition the member in question contributes to the forum in a
>constructive way otherwise.  And we all know Fernando's passion while his
>regular contributions speaks for themselves.

I am dead against this. The charter ( is
pretty clear. We should all aim to stay on-topic in this forum. There are
many other places for jokes.

Nevertheless, it's good to see you back, Djordje!


>And, last but not least:  I would like to thank Fernando Villeges publicly for
>being a wonderful human being and hosting my daughter, Alexandra, in his home
>for the past two months.  He helped when the bombs were killing people in my
>country and has been a substitute father for her in Santiago.  My family is now
>split up:  my wife and I are in Italy now, homeless, but with friends, and our
>daughter is in Chile.  We are hoping for a soon reunion and peace.
>BTW, Fernando, that joke sounded wonderful in Spanish, much better than in
>Abrazos mi amigo.

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