On 13 Nov 2004 at 10:23, Diane Purkiss wrote:
> In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, girlsown-
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
> >No, its the last resort, Diane. For use very sparingly, and only
> > admin requests have been not taken seriously.
> I know how aggravating that must be, Helen, and of course I trust
> But although I don't want to be the Nita Tomlinson of GO or act as
> I'm in That Term At St Faith's, but I really dislike this whole
> and still feel at liberty to say so.
Of course everyone will be allowed to express their opinions exactly
as before, Diane.
> I would also argue strenuously for the permeability of the 'topic'
> discuss. At bottom, it's books, and talking about books can lead
> almost anywhere - to cooking or religion or showjumping or very
> personal histories - and all those thigns can eb relevant to books
> illuminating about them. I fear - and it may be irrational - that
> this admin rule may lead to self-censorship; people may so dislike
> spank that they don't dare bring up politics or history or
These will still be allowed, nay, enjoyed by all. I cannot see the
situation where this option will be used routinely - if it ever does,
the list at large has my acceptance of them kicking me out of GO for
> And I for one love the way we can discuss hairwashing one week and
> Bush the next, with an in-depth reading of Trease's politics
> sandwiched between.
> I think all I'm really saying is that I love GO as it is. And I
> want it to change.
> There. I've said my say. And that's what it's all about.
I will say it again -
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