Posted by All Done on September 30, 2004, at 15:06:28
In reply to Lou's response to All Done-wtchnt » All Done, posted by Lou Pilder on September 30, 2004, at 14:09:45
> All Done,
> You wrote,[...Thanks for listening...].
> I listened and you are welcome.
> You wrote,[...No matter what anyone says, I cannot...believe that this is truly a general discussion. It feels like a witch hunt to me...].
> There is a test to determine if something is a witch-hunt. Could you point out what you think is being done in this discussion that could qualify the discussion to be a witch-hunt? If we list those things, then we can see if your feelings are correct.
> Best regards,
First off, I hope in my attempt to respond to you, I do not offend the entire PB population. I don’t know that I’m very good at following the civility guidelines, so most of the time I don’t say much. That is the reason I will add the disclaimer (for what it’s worth) that I do not believe everyone is in support of the new rule for the same reasons and I can see both sides of the argument in some cases. I do not believe that everyone is in support of the new rule just to stop you from posting the way you have in the past.
That said, while I am personally unaware of any test to determine if something is a witch hunt, I will attempt to answer your question of why I feel this is like a witch hunt. There have been quite a few posts that use, in support of the three-post limit, examples that are strikingly similar to (or in some cases actually) some of your past posts or your posting style, which has a unique quality to it. It seems rather obvious to me that some have taken offense specifically to your posting style and would like to implement a rule that would basically affect only you and your posting style at this point in time. Although the rule may have other benefits or purposes, they find it mainly to be an effective way of stopping you from posting the way you had in the past. Okay. I think I’m walking a the fine civility line here - may have even crossed it - so I’ll stop.
Please note, though, that while I have attempted to explain why this *feels* *like* a witch hunt to me, I don’t exactly understand how we can determine if my "feelings are correct". They are just my feelings and I am not saying that this is, in fact, a witch hunt.