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From "Dakota Jack" <>
Subject Re: BOOBIES!
Date Tue, 25 Jul 2006 13:04:24 GMT
What can be gained is a measure of civility.  I don't think someone who
deliberately does something offensive to achieve their own ends is in a
position to say when their behavior is properly handled.  Some people just
have a hard time putting themselves into the position of others, or don't
care whom they offend.  You would be, I would think, the very last person in
the world to adjudicate when this topic is finished.  However, you might
have noticed that it was finished before you came back.

On 7/24/06, Harris, Thomas <> wrote:
> 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.
> Tom
> -----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
> the
> > 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
> enough,
> > the worst people are the indifferent.  If you read Dantes Inferno you
> will
> > find the colder the heart, the more the indifference, the lower your
> level
> > in hell.  Understand?
> >
> > On 7/22/06, <> wrote:
> >>
> >> Thank you. I was caught up in a witch hunt and feel undeservedly
> bashed
> >> 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
> nature)
> >> 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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"You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make it float on its back."
~Dakota Jack~

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