[Foundation-l] Internet nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Michael Snow wikipedia at verizon.net
Thu Mar 11 18:54:55 UTC 2010

Brian J Mingus wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 11:20 AM, Michael Snow <wikipedia at verizon.net>wrote:
>> Brian J Mingus wrote:
>>> On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 11:03 AM, Michael Snow <wikipedia at verizon.net
>>> wrote:
>>>> Can we discuss something else, rather than having the list get
>>>> sidetracked into geopolitical debates that aren't at all useful to the
>>>> work we do? Aside from fantasizing about a share of the prize money,
>>>> even the original subject was not especially on-topic for discussion
>>>> here. Thank you.
>>>> --Michael Snow
>>> Yes, hardly anything is relevant for discussion on this list anymore. It
>>> happens either on internal WMF mailing lists or IRL.
>> It's not that those discussions wouldn't be relevant to have on this
>> list, and periodically people try and encourage others to move them to a
>> more public setting. It's that when this list continues to show a
>> tendency for conversation to degenerate, as it just did, then it's quite
>> hard to persuade people that they should want to have their discussions
>> here.
>> --Michael Snow
> You believe that my reply to Tim is degenerate? That is offensive.
Don't imagine for yourself things that I didn't say, and try to not take 
it so personally. We mostly need to improve our discussion overall, not 
remove an individual posting or poster. That's what I mean by 
degenerating. As I indicated earlier, in this case the seeds were sown 
in the choice of the subject to begin with. I happened to reply to your 
message because it was the most recent when I wrote. It could just as 
easily have been Marc's or Tim's.

--Michael Snow

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