To post or not to post

    To post or not to post

    To post or not to post

    Date: 18 Jun 1996 07:16:38 GMT

    Subject: [alt.polyamory] Re: Crossposting

    Newsgroups: alt.humor.best-of-usenet

    Subject: Re: Crossposting

    From:

    (bearpaw)

    Newsgroups: alt.polyamory

    “George A. Stathis”

    writes:

    > ….

    Oh my, the killfile entry I have for George has expired.

    Let’s do

    a little George-speak condensation …

    “Anyone who disagrees with George is wrong.

    Anyone who strongly disagrees

    with George is narrow-minded.

    Anyone who asks George to take it somewhere

    else is an enemy of Freedom.”

    Let’s see, shall I post this post or not: that is the question:

    Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer

    the slings and arrows of outrageous bullshit,

    or to take words against a sea of whinings,

    and by opposing, encourage them?

    To killfile, to post;

    No more; and by that post to say we end

    The lameness and the thousand natural followups

    That idiocy is heir to, ’tis a consummation

    Devoutly to be wish’d.

    To killfile, to post;

    to post: perchance to flame: ay, there’s the rub;

    For after that post what flames may come

    When we have killfiled this mortal foil,

    Must give us pause: there’s the respect

    That makes calamity of so long thread;

    For who would bear the quips and scorns of posters,

    The harasser’s wrong, the net.cops’ contumely,

    The pangs of afterthoughts, the propogation delay,

    The incoherent sentence and the burns

    That impatient merit of the wordy take,

    When he himself might his quietus make

    With a bare screen?

    who would postings read,

    To grunt and snort under a weary thread,

    But that the dread of postings after killfiling,

    The undiscover’d comment’ry from whose bourn

    No quotings return, puzzles the will

    And makes us rather those kills we have

    Than fly to others that we know not of?

    Thus curiousity does make readers of us all;

    And thus the monitor’s hue and resolution

    Is sicklied o’er with the pale font of thought,

    And enterprises of great pith and moment

    With this regard their discussions turn awry,

    And lose the game of interaction.

    — Soft you now!

    The fair AltaVista!

    Nymph, on thy drives

    Be all my posts remember’d.

    With apologies to William Shakespeare.

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    Date: 18 Jun 1996 07:16:38 GMT

    Subject: [alt.polyamory] Re: Crossposting

    Newsgroups: alt.humor.best-of-usenet

    Subject: Re: Crossposting

    From:

    (bearpaw)

    Newsgroups: alt.polyamory

    “George A. Stathis”

    writes:

    > ….

    Oh my, the killfile entry I have for George has expired.

    Let’s do

    a little George-speak condensation …

    “Anyone who disagrees with George is wrong.

    Anyone who strongly disagrees

    with George is narrow-minded.

    Anyone who asks George to take it somewhere

    else is an enemy of Freedom.”

    Let’s see, shall I post this post or not: that is the question:

    Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer

    the slings and arrows of outrageous bullshit,

    or to take words against a sea of whinings,

    and by opposing, encourage them?

    To killfile, to post;

    No more; and by that post to say we end

    The lameness and the thousand natural followups

    That idiocy is heir to, ’tis a consummation

    Devoutly to be wish’d.

    To killfile, to post;

    to post: perchance to flame: ay, there’s the rub;

    For after that post what flames may come

    When we have killfiled this mortal foil,

    Must give us pause: there’s the respect

    That makes calamity of so long thread;

    For who would bear the quips and scorns of posters,

    The harasser’s wrong, the net.cops’ contumely,

    The pangs of afterthoughts, the propogation delay,

    The incoherent sentence and the burns

    That impatient merit of the wordy take,

    When he himself might his quietus make

    With a bare screen?

    who would postings read,

    To grunt and snort under a weary thread,

    But that the dread of postings after killfiling,

    The undiscover’d comment’ry from whose bourn

    No quotings return, puzzles the will

    And makes us rather those kills we have

    Than fly to others that we know not of?

    Thus curiousity does make readers of us all;

    And thus the monitor’s hue and resolution

    Is sicklied o’er with the pale font of thought,

    And enterprises of great pith and moment

    With this regard their discussions turn awry,

    And lose the game of interaction.

    — Soft you now!

    The fair AltaVista!

    Nymph, on thy drives

    Be all my posts remember’d.

    With apologies to William Shakespeare.

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