kpaulc at [remove]earthlink.net
Thu Mar 18 01:49:50 EST 2004
Where has 'dinosaur' gone?
K. P. Collins
"Doktor DynaSoar" <targeting at OMCL.mil> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 16 Feb 2004 10:40:59 GMT, "k p Collins"
> <kpaulc@[----------]earthlink.net> wrote:
> } A number of folks have commented
> } on what they've referred to as my
> } 'disruptiveness'.
> } In this post, I'll explore that, a bit.
> } What have I, or am I, 'disrupting?
> } Discussions here in b.n?
> } Come on, folks! If a discussion
> } cannot be sustained in the face of
> } anyone's comments, then that's
> } disclosing, with respect to what was
> } the 'information-content' of the dis-
> } cussion, isn't it?
> } Yup.
> } So it can't be that.
> It is disruptive to insert irrelevant information. Worse, it is
> misleading. Whn there's a specific question, and your respond with
> material that at best wastes the time of the reader and is likely to
> confuse them, THAT is disruptive. Irrelevant information is not and
> does not lead to discussion of the matter at hand. If anything, it
> leads discussion of entirely different things. Since it was the
> questioners intent to obtain a direct answer to a direct question,
> when this happens, yes, it is disruptive.
> This has been explained several different ways now. Do you understand
> it? I am not asking if you agree or if you like it, I am asking if you
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