[X Newbies] OT: "Propaganda"

Alex alist at sprint.ca
Thu Apr 15 07:49:38 PDT 2004

On Thursday, Apr 15, 2004, at 09:40 Canada/Eastern, Aranzazu wrote:

> That is extremely rude of you to "suggest" to anyone to change their
> signature. Personally I find your "suggestion" to be very offensive
> and unwelcome. Should it not be up to the individual to put what they
> wish in their signature.

So, it would be alright with you to put in a sig a slogan denying the 
Holocaust, praising the 9/11 and 3/11 attacks or the Oklahoma bombing, 
or the slaughter of the Tutsis, etc., etc.? Or perhaps one insulting 
the Jewish or Muslim or Hindu faiths? Or persons of Hispanic descent?

> In an open forum like this you have to take
> the good with the bad the offensive and the pleasant comments.

Only if they concern the Mac. And not even then. Would you find it 
acceptable if I expressed my disagreement with you about the advantages 
of partitioning the boot drive by a volley of what is euphemistically 
known as "four-letter words"? There are rules of civilized behaviour 
even in public places, and even more so in those which aren't entirely 
public. This place a meeting space for people with interest in Macs, 
who come here by choice and have a right not to have their religious 
(or political) sentiments offended by other subscribers' sigs.


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