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Subject: Re: Oh my God, what is this??

Author: Andrew Williams

Date: 16:13:27 07/23/99

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On July 23, 1999 at 16:13:51, jonathon smith wrote:

>On July 23, 1999 at 15:45:15, Bruce Moreland wrote:
>>On July 23, 1999 at 15:25:03, Bo Persson wrote:
>>>I'm obviously in the wrong time zone...
>>>When I get here today, the longest thread is about who is moderating the
>>>moderators. Unbelievable! Have you ever seen such a meta discussion before??
>>>If I say some thing indescent ("intercourse"), can I have all of this thread
>>>deleted so we can get back to computer chess, please?
>>>Now that we've obviously lost both r.g.c.c and ccc, where do we continue ?
>>This will blow over and we'll be back to normal eventually.  That's the way it
>>works here.  In r.g.c.c. it never blows over.
>Which is where you are wrong.
>Your normal is a kind of binary insanity.
>Into which reality keeps poking its annoying head.
>Attempts to make binary on-topic. And scales of grey, and heaven forbid, colour,
>off-topic, represent the rejection of life, done by those escaping from
>personality and psychological defects. Or robots as they might be called.

Or perhaps it represents lots of people with busy lives who want a place
where they can focus on computer chess, without being distracted by stupid
jokes. Bandwidth is precious.

>Fernando represents enthusiasts who wish to use their hobby, computer chess, to
>make relationships - whether about jazz, sex, Serbia, other peoples problems,
>daughters, hospitality or anything you care to imagine.
>Bruce represents a binary world, with if-then rules. Preferably as the CPU rule
>management system. And without relationships. Other than with identical clones.

This seems to be a rather binary way of categorizing people, Chris.

>Blow over ? You think so ?

Yep. This is an *excellent* forum. We occasionally have distractions, but
it simply works. Even our distractions are, for the most part, discussed
in an appropriate and adult manner.

Andrew Williams

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