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Re: Offensive Remarks v. Free Speach
----- Original Message -----
From: "Drummond Howard" <drummondhoward at hotmail_com>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2001 11:16 PM
Subject: RE: Offensive Remarks v. Free Speach
> After reading the original message and the first responce, I had hoped it
> would end there. I am sure the intent was not to offend anyone. I would
> clasify it as insensative and not well thought out. I have made the same
> mistake with e-mail and spent a lot of time and effort trying to correct
> mistake. It should be understood that at some point someone will be
> offended by something, without any intent to do so. In this case I think
> one e-mail in responce would have been enough. After that the discussion
> should be taken off list. For the list to thrive we must not allow it to
> become a hostile environment. There is freedom of speech within limits.
> People have gone outside those limits and been removed after a warning.
> I think we need to not flame someone for making an offensive post, but let
> them know off list why you found it offensive but keep it friendly. I
> understand why people were offended by the post, but lets keep the list a
> friendly place to exchange ideas and information. If someone is a
> someone has the unpleasant job of taking care ot the problem.
> There are people who may not realize what they are posting is offensive.
> Lets all show a little more tolerance and restraint, and think before you
> click on send. Once you send it you can appologize forever, but you can
> never take it back.
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