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Discussion of cutting off discussions ends *NOW*
When I asked everyone to wrap up the extinction thread I did NOT ask
for comments on the moratorium itself. If you want to have such a
discussion, it should start with me OFF-LIST. The last thing I want
to have entertained here is a discussion about discussion -- go look
at the rationale behind the policy of cutting off threads to see how
those of you who have written to the list have violated the spirit of
I'll excerpt the most relevant sentence:
> The purpose of this rule is to end meta-discussions about what should
> or shouldn't be discussed on the list.
I reiterate, if you wish to entertain such a meta-discussion, have it
with me off-list.
Thanks for your cooperation,
Mickey Rowe (email@example.com)
P.S. By my rough count, nearly 30% of the traffic this month has been
tied up in the extinction thread. Contrary to the expressed opinion
of a few, it appears to me that that is a gross overrepresentation of
how important the topic is to most people who care about how dinosaurs
lived. I'm not rescinding my decision -- you now have about an hour
and a half to speak your peace on the subject. See the URL listed
above if you want to know what will happen to you if you tempt fate...