[Vwdiesel] Pipe-up

Libbybapa at wmconnect.com Libbybapa at wmconnect.com
Sat Jan 14 17:59:53 EST 2006

In a message dated 1/14/06 2:33:33 PM US Mountain Standard Time, 
val at mongobird.com writes:

> Much ado about nothing.  If you don't like what one person is saying or 
> selling, most mail agents let you eliminate mail from that person.
> Even if you're running a less intelligent mail agent, when you see
> the author or subject header, you can handle appropriately.
> In many years of ham radio, there have been a small handful of shouting
> matches over the airwaves.  Retune, or kill the power and do something 
> else.  Most hams avoid serious political and religious discussions 
> in a group setting.  
> >From my perspective, I like diversity more, and personal attacks less.
> Bottom line, "we have the technology," and on my computer there is a 
> "D" on the button.

I agree somewhat, and yet disagree at the same time.  I use that technique 
well and frequently for my own personal enjoyment and peace of mind.  There are 
times when I'm busy that all the posts go in the trash (sorry guys).  But that 
is not really the concern.  More of a concern to me is the hypothetical, 
intelligent, kind-hearted newcomer who lurks short term, sees a lot of material 
that is both off-topic and unappealing, and leaves deciding to never post 
anything.  My imagination says there has been more than one missed positive 
opportunity to meet another good vw diesel lover due to this, but that's just my 


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