Stop it right now. (was Re: RARA-AVIS: College Finale (Hopefully))

From: William Denton (
Date: 29 Aug 2000

On 28 August 2000, pabergin wrote:

: My tone in my previous post was intemperate and inflammatory. You'll
: have to forgive me for that. Or not. I don't really care.

I will not stand for messages like this. Nothing like this is acceptable here. You all know what we're here to talk about, and if it's not on topic, send it by private mail or go somewhere else. I will enforce this rule with vigour.

I've had a number of complaints the last few days from people annoyed with the flames. A writer we'd all like to have around joined and then, I believe, fled. This list is not the right place to make cheap remarks, snide comments, or grind axes. You are all expected to be polite, and if you're not, you can leave. You're also expected to stay on topic.

It's unusually rare for me to receive any complaints or bad comments about this list, but given that even a few have come in lately, I will be keeping a close eye on things.

Please do not follow up on this to the list. If you have any comments, send them to me personally.

I look forward to more lively discussion about hardboiled fiction and things related.

Bill, the List-Owner

William Denton : Toronto, Canada : : Caveat lector.

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