On 10/10/06, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 10/10/06, Sarah <slimvirgin(a)gmail.com>
Wow, David, I've just seen your personal
attacks on me on the RS talk page.
I wish you'd stop assuming that you and only you understand how to
write and do research.
I still have the emails you sent when you started the page, and the
second set you sent as if you hadn't read anything I'd said in the
I don't know what e-mails you're talking about. I didn't start that
page. It was started as what looked like some kind of POV fork to V.
All I've ever done is try to copy edit it to get rid of the worst
writing and make sure it doesn't contradict the content policies. When
I found it, it included gems such as "A fact is a piece of true
information about the universe" and "The human brain is best at
remembering the gist of what it has been told, but usually does not
record the exact words ... It is a phenomenon demonstrated by the
children's game of Telephone."
But if you compare the earliest versions and the current one, you'll
see that the format and tone are essentially the same. That's because
there are lots of editors on that page and I didn't feel I could in
with a sledgehammer and rewrite it completely. So what you see on that
page is *not* in any way, shape, or form a version that I want
attributed to me.
My preference would be to get rid of it entirely.