Re: Conrad describes archaeology newsgroup abuse

Eliyah (
Fri, 06 Dec 1996 08:54:55 +0000

> >I must say that it does bother me to see so many people being so petty.
> >There are a lot of people posting to this newsgroup, who ought to be on
> >Rikki Lake or Geraldo. If you wish to plaster someone with colourful
> >monikers, then please do so via private e-mail. State your views once or
> >twice, take your flak, cut your losses ( or enjoy your gains) and then
> >stop, until either you can provide NEW, USEFUL information on your
> >subject, or you wish to express another view.
> >Please, please stop peppering the majority of us with the same inane,
> >comments.
Ed Conrad wrote:
> By George, you're right!
> I keep putting out NEW, USEFUL information about my discovery of
> petrified human, hominid and animal bones; human, hominid and animal
> teeth; an ax handle that has turned to coal; tusks; etc., etc. (which
> I've discovered in Pennsylvania's coal region where they certainly
> don't belong) and yet I continue to collect lots and lots of static
> and plenty of verbal abus
> How would you like it if you were called dimwit, low-life, moron,
> imbecile and -- in the less-than-eloquent words of Paul Z. Myers of
> Temple University -- ``an ungrateul pissant" and, even worse, ``one
> major hypocritical asshole."
> How do I face my grandchildren? What happens when they're old enough
> to click on the computer? What a dreadful thought when they're old
> enough to read!
> By George, the kids won't understand why some folks have become so
> nasty and abusive -- or why some of News Groups have begun to resemble
> Monty Python and already qualify as a three-ring circus.
> Maybe the kids will be figure it out when I explain that people are
> writing nasty words because of their intrinsic fear that, at long
> last, the very foundation of their particular discipline of science
> is being subjected to long-overdue criticism in a battle where no
> holds are barred.
> Of course, I could explain it to the kids a lot easier by putting it
> in story-book form which they'd find much easier to comprehend.
> I could simply tell them that many people are annoyed and angry
> because, just like Humpty Dumpty, they're scared they'll have
> a great fall.

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