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Re: Battling it out here on the L!
I gotta respectfully disagree. I eagerly anticipate each Lemoine post,
anxiously awaiting Haefele's reply. I think the trash talk between Yuri
and Bear is harmless, if a little drawn out. But that's what the delete
key is for, isn't it? I'll be honest, I delete more of the plan-plan/misc
theory goo posts than those that might contain a little smack talk.
just a thought,
On Wed, 26 Feb 1997, MASSEY MICHELIN CHRISTOPHER wrote:
> "In this corner, weighing in at...." Listen all, I know that many of you
> have legitimate gripes with the other. And, I know that there are some
> people out there who are not liked by many (i.e. Lemoines, Kostun, and
> Bryant), and maybe you all don't really like each other.
> But, please, please, please reserve your personal attacks of each other
> for personal messages. I, as an observer from the Parliamentary
> community, am glad the NDT and CEDA are merging. But, is it really
> necessary to hurl insults at each other -- so that -- all others are
> subjected to the overflow?!?!!??
> I know that I will probably get flamed, but I really fail to see why the
> discussions on this listserv cannot revolve around tournament results,
> debate strategy, and discussion about debate etiquette. Maybe it is just
> me, but perhaps everyone should understand that this year has been long.
> In fact, I am sure that the majority of you are extremely competitive
> and have spent countless numbers of hours cutting evidence (both to
> coaches, graduate assts., and head coaches).
> However, it serves NO competitive or educational purpose to send mail
> messages to this listserv speaking about how horrible a speller, or how
> much beer one owes another, or how many debates have been won or lost
> between a couple of different teams. If you would like to have a personal
> discussion over your own two accounts, go ahead! I would personally (I am
> also POSITIVE that many others will agree) just appreciate it if you just
> kept your personal gripes in the mailboxes of those whom you have a
> problem with.
> Unless there is some sort of benefit all others on this list will have as
> a result of these posts (other than shockingly insulting humor), wouldn't
> it be better to throw stones in a more concentrated fashion (like into the
> mailboxes of these people you hate with so much passion)?
> I am sure that Lemoines, Bryant, and Kostun will be more free in their
> responses and at least everyone else will be able to just stay out of
> things that aren't their business.
> Lastly, if the majority of the people on this listserv think that these
> sorts of discussions are fruitful, well...I suppose they will continue. I
> just don't see why we just can't "give peace a chance." (No, I am not a
> bed-wetter, nor liberal, I just want a somewhat less full mail-box. At
> least spare us all of your personal gripes?).
> Michelin Massey.
> University of Colorado-Boulder.
> PS...good look to all of those teams competing in the District IX NDT
> Qualifying tournament this weekend. My friend and I are competing in
> Parliamentary, and are looking forward to seeing some excellent Policy
> debate in all of the divisions at CEU. In my humble Parli opinion, Weber
> will be missed.
:D' - Still smokin', still smilin'...
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