�� The FCC Will Vote to Take Over the Internet in December

Douglas Pollard dougpol1 at verizon.net
Mon Dec 27 18:48:04 UTC 2010

On 12/27/2010 09:48 AM, Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Dec 2010 14:34:18 +0200
> Bill Cairns<cairnsww at gmail.com>  wrote:
> [...]
>> i am sure that most of us feel that there are too many posts and not
>> enough sense.
>> I am not sure that anyone understands the consequences of the recent
>> US activities. Is anyone does, I am sure that they are not posting on
>> this list.
>> Can you take your "discussion" off list please?
>> Bill
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> This discussion is of general interest to me and is related to software
> in general.  I think it qualifies to stay on-list.
> Cybe R. Wizard
I agree with you and I would go a step farther.  Sounder is a discussion 
group and I don't see how it can operate if no thread can be followed at 
all to it's more or less ultimate end. I don't post all that often 
because I often think that if I give my opinion it is likely to lead to 
an off topic discussion.  This might mean that we should post anything 
that is cause and effect related because it is nearly never directly 
related.  What is the point in a conversation that leads no place. It's 
obvious at some point someone needs to  stop a discussion when it ceases 
to have any relationship to the subjects we should be talking about.  
The context of a post seems to me to be if taken only in the context of 
the thread  hatrdly off topic unless the thread itself is off topic.    
For me one of the things that makes Sound an interesting group is that 
the discussions do lead to sometimes obscure but related topics. 
Sometimes unrelated!! If all threads stop at the edge of the box I would 
find it frustrating.    Moderators are called that because they are 
supposed to do just that and should not wipe out every conversation that 
goes a little astray.  I think moderation on this list is very well 
handled.        Doug

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