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From "Harris, Thomas" <>
Subject RE: BOOBIES!
Date Mon, 24 Jul 2006 15:03:49 GMT

I sent the original message, with an appropriate subject, over two weeks
before the plea for attention follow-up with the very offensive subject.
The original subject was "Shared code but different pages on different
virtual hosts?" We're on a really tight schedule, and having waited two
weeks for any answer was no longer something we could do, so my boss
actually suggested getting a little attention on the message via this
silly stunt.

So, I did get some help on the topic in question, and lots more besides,
It's was quite fun actually, reading some of the silliness that this one
word has spawned. Someone mentioned the Superbowl of 2004, and I concur.

Let's put this to rest... What can be gained by continuing on and on
about how horribly offensive this subject line is.


-----Original Message-----
From: Januski, Ken [] 
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2006 8:26 AM
To: Tomcat Users List; Tomcat Users List
Subject: RE: BOOBIES!

Like many I've resisted this thread because I figured it would be
STUPID! STUPID, YES I SAID STUPID. Did that get your attention?

Now let me ask: how many people read threads here whose subject is in
caps followed by an explanation point? And what does that subject
usually say? Something like HELP, TOMCAT DONT WORK, a type of spam or
something similar. I almost always skip those messages. Some people have
more patience than I and so do end up helping someone who has gotten
desperate. More experienced users know that they're much more likely to
get an answer to their question by choosing a more informative and less
excited subject.

So what does someone think when they see BOOBIES! and what did the
author of that message think that they would think? Well I have little
doubt that they expected anyone to think of birds and I doubt that that
was the first reaction of any reader no matter how avid a birder. So I
have a very hard time believing that the author had any intent other
than to get a reaction of some sort from readers who saw the subject and
didn't think bird. I don't think this has anything to do with puritanism
or political correctness. I can't think of anything I like much less
than political correctness. But it's very hard to see this as having
anything to do with political correctness. To me it's just someone
trying to be clever and then trying to cover their tracks when they find
out that many uses don't actually find it clever. ENOUGH SAID!

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Koberg []
Sent: Sun 7/23/2006 7:28 AM
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: Re: BOOBIES!
Wow... how do some people make it through the day without exploding from
some terrible insult.

I can't believe this thread subject has turned into such a big deal. I
deleted the first 5 or so because I thought it was spam. Then I saw
names responding which I recognized.

I really don't understand how someone can be offended by a word like
'boobies' and can still use the Internet, or real life for that matter.

grow up and grow a skin... Dantes Inferno invoked for using the word
'boobies.' The road to hell is paved with...

Dakota Jack wrote:
> Golly, Charles,
> Maybe you need some training?  Maybe you are the one who does not get
> point?  If you think I am going to apologize for your taking a serious

> topic
> that hurts people and covering it with your inane indifference, you 
> might be
> wrong.  The worst people are not the haters, although they are bad
> the worst people are the indifferent.  If you read Dantes Inferno you
> find the colder the heart, the more the indifference, the lower your
> in hell.  Understand?
> On 7/22/06, <> wrote:
>> Thank you. I was caught up in a witch hunt and feel undeservedly
>> over my attempt to inject some light-hearted  jest into an overheated
>> atmosphere. Plainly the poster who calls him or herself "Dakota Jack"

>> didn't
>> view the link. He or she had already made up his or her mind and 
>> couldn't be
>> bothered with facts.
>> For those of you didn't see the link, it was a photo of a bird (not
>> engaged in a sexual or excretory function of patently offensive
>> native to the Galapagos Islands. It has blue feet and is commonly 
>> called a
>> "Blue-footed booby".
>> I await Dakota Jack's apology.
>> -- 
>> Charles Knell
>> - email

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