About Ken [was: Could a cell membrane provide an electromagnetic shield]
kpaulc at [remove]earthlink.net
Thu Mar 18 01:47:40 EST 2004
Where has 'dinosaur' gone?
K. P. Collins
"Doktor DynaSoar" <targeting at OMCL.mil> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 14 Feb 2004 17:53:00 -0500, r norman <rsn_ at _comcast.net>
> } Ken, if you are reading -- you are entitled to post your theories.
> } But you are entitled to do it just once and then stop. You are
> } entitled to respond to other posts and queries. But just once. It
> } really is an abuse of news group protocol to answer your own posts and
> } do it again and again and again. There are threads where you post
> } four, six, even eight, ten or twelve posts in a row. If you have
> } something to say, say it once and stop. If you think of more to add
> } later, too bad. That means you shouldn't post anything until you have
> } thought it through sufficiently.
> I respecfully suggest a reconsideration of this. If he restricts his
> posting to the relevant threads, no matter how often or apparently
> ill-conceived in anyone elses' opinion, it remains isolated from
> discourse to which it is irrelevant. Repetative self-response is a
> pretty good indicator for even the novice that there's something a bit
> As for responding to any question as though it were the nail to the
> hammer of his "theory", no, I'm sorry, there are some things that are
> just wrong and if his answer is wrong, as he says, he'll stand by it.
> If he's allowed to do so, fine, but I'd consider it unconscionable for
> anyone who knew better not to correct it so as to make sure the less
> knowledgeable were not misled. The student asks, expecting to be
> taught. If doing so, by those here most capable, is not the primary
> purpose of this group, then in my opinion it doesn't deserve the
> bandwidth dedicated to carrying it.
> Making him stop is impossible, and wrong. Making him stop being
> disruptive is the task. Doing so with the least other disruption now
> and in the future should dictate the means. I think keeping his
> traffic focused within relevant threads, regardless of amount, to be
> the most efficient way to accomplish these.
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