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Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 00:58:15 -0400
From: William Ansley 
Subject: Re: (urth) Proposed Gene Wolfe Symposium

Well we've had an unpleasantness on this list and once again I am 
extremely impressed by the enormous self-restraint and impeccable 
good manners of the vast majority of members of this list (myself 
excluded, of course).

At 11:08 AM -0700 7/28/03, Josh Geller wrote:
>On Mon, 2003-07-28 at 08:49, Andy Robertson wrote:
>  > You owe the whole list an apology.
>I don't see that. I didn't insult the whole list. I insulted Dan,
>and I have apologized to Dan.

In my opinion, Josh, posting the insult to the list rather than 
sending it as a private email is the equivalent of causing a scene in 
a public place and therefore you do owe the list as a whole an 

I agree with Dan'l that your Wolfe get-together is almost certainly 
not going to happen for the same reasons he gives. And you have, 
perhaps, made the odds of the success of the project an infinitesimal 
bit smaller by your demonstration of your highly developed ability to 
over-react to non-existent provocation. There was an extremely tiny 
but non-zero chance I might have decided to participate and pay a fee 
for at least a virtual membership in this event before your 
ill-considered remarks, but now the chance of my participation is 

I don't expect you be impressed by the above statement or care about 
my opinion at all. But if you now hesitate just a bit longer before 
you hit the send button after having written your next "hot-headed" 
reply then I will feel my message has served a useful purpose.

William Ansley


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