> Susan Jane Hogarth <sjhogart at unity.ncsu.edu> wrote:
> >Eh?? This is a "female only" newsgroup? What a load of crap
Karen Allendoerfer wrote:
> I have found that in certain situations a killfile is very useful. I
> put people into one when they use belligerent or childish terms. Some
> examples I have encountered include "load of crap," "crock of shit,"
> "24-carrot plonker," "stupid cow" and gratuitious references to Hitler,
> Stalin, Nazis, etc.
Thanks for sharing that blanket condemnation with the group. Do I get classifed as "belligerent"
or "childish"? Both?
Actually, I'm flattered. I've never been kill-filed before (at least AFAIK). And what a luxury - I
get the experience of being kill-filed, without even having to feel like I posted something nasty!
> I too welcome the "occasional verbal battle," but only with equals.
Jeez - that really hurts my feelings. I thought hurting other women's feelings was a no-no...
I guess not-so-subtle _ad hominem_ (or is it _ad femina_?) attacks are OK, but making a pointed
(although admittedly "common") comment about something _someone said_ (as opposed to the person
herself, who I can't presume to judge by _one_ post) is _not_ OK. Did I get that right? Maybe
someone can explain it to me, since I'm obviously not "equal" to the task of understanding Karen's
Susan Jane Hogarth
"Luck is the residue of design." -- Freddy the Fish
"Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being
taught." -- Winston Churchill