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To post or not to post

Date: 18 Jun 1996 07:16:38 GMT
Subject: [alt.polyamory] Re: Crossposting

Subject: Re: Crossposting From: (bearpaw) Newsgroups: alt.polyamory

"George A. Stathis" writes:
> ....

Oh my, the killfile entry I have for George has expired. Let's do a little George-speak condensation ...

"Anyone who disagrees with George is wrong. Anyone who strongly disagrees with George is narrow-minded. Anyone who asks George to take it somewhere else is an enemy of Freedom."

Let's see, shall I post this post or not: that is the question:

    Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
    the slings and arrows of outrageous bullshit,
    or to take words against a sea of whinings,
    and by opposing, encourage them?  To killfile, to post;
    No more; and by that post to say we end
    The lameness and the thousand natural followups
    That idiocy is heir to, 'tis a consummation
    Devoutly to be wish'd.  To killfile, to post;
    to post: perchance to flame: ay, there's the rub;
    For after that post what flames may come
    When we have killfiled this mortal foil,
    Must give us pause: there's the respect
    That makes calamity of so long thread;
    For who would bear the quips and scorns of posters,
    The harasser's wrong, the net.cops' contumely,
    The pangs of afterthoughts, the propogation delay,
    The incoherent sentence and the burns
    That impatient merit of the wordy take,
    When he himself might his quietus make
    With a bare screen?  who would postings read,
    To grunt and snort under a weary thread,
    But that the dread of postings after killfiling,
    The undiscover'd comment'ry from whose bourn
    No quotings return, puzzles the will
    And makes us rather those kills we have
    Than fly to others that we know not of?
    Thus curiousity does make readers of us all;
    And thus the monitor's hue and resolution
    Is sicklied o'er with the pale font of thought,
    And enterprises of great pith and moment
    With this regard their discussions turn awry,
    And lose the game of interaction.  -- Soft you now!
    The fair AltaVista!  Nymph, on thy drives
    Be all my posts remember'd.

With apologies to William Shakespeare.

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