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Dear

[ ] sir [ ] clueless one [ ] twit [ ] great man on campus
[ ] madam [ ] dweeb [ ] twerp [ ] comrade
[ ] Elvis [ ] moonbeam [ ] boor [ ] Obergruppenfuehrer
[ ] citoyen [ ] Geek [ ] grad student [ ] cur
[ ] Republican [ ] Democrat [ ] Liberal [ ] Conservative
[ ] Communist [ ] Dilbert [ ] Dogbert [ ] Ratbert

You are being gently flamed because.

[ ] you sent a please remove me from the list message to the list
rather than the list-server
[ ] you continued a boring useless stupid thread
[ ] you repeatedly posted to the same thread that you just posted
[ ] you repeatedly initiated incoherent, flaky, and mindless threads
[ ] you posted a piece riddled with profanities
[ ] you advocated Net censorship
[ ] you SCREAMED! (used all caps)
[ ] you posted some sort of crap that doesn't belong in this group
[ ] you posted the inanely stupid 'Make Money Fast' article
[ ] you posted the inanely stupid '$250 Cookie Recipe' article
[ ] you posted an inanely stupid magic-weight loss article
[ ] you posted an inanely stupid cheap s**t at high prices article
[ ] you posted an inanely stupid 'Fix Your Credit' article
[ ] you posted an inanely stupid "Good Time Virus" warning.
[ ] you threatened others with physical harm
[ ] you made a bigoted statement
[ ] you repeatedly assumed unwarranted moral or intellectual superiority
[ ] you are under the misapprehension that this group is your preserve
[ ] you repeatedly have shown lack of humor
[ ] you are apparently under compulsion to post to every thread
[ ] you are posting an anonymous attack
[ ] you responded to an obvious troll
[ ] you posted an obvious troll
[ ] you have a sig that is more than 5 lines long
[ ] you have a sig with more than 4 lines of ASCII graphics
[ ] you assumed that AOL/CIS/Prodigy founded the Internet
[ ] you neglected to research the subject before you started babbling
[ ] you asked a question that was covered in the available FAQ
[ ] you redundantly covered the same point over and over, repeatedly
[ ] you assumed that the Internet is a U.S. only phenomenon
[ ] you crossposted excessively
[ ] you, in any way, shape, or form, agreed with Senator Exon
[ ] you used long lines, i.e. you didn't break up your lines after
60-70 characters, thereby making it hard to quote your post.
[ ] Over 90% of your post was quoted from a previous post.
[ ] Over 90% of your post was quoted from a previous post and your
addition was "I agree" or "Me too."
[ ] Barged into a quiet little news group/IRC channel/MUD/whatever and
started stinking up the place just because you read an article
about the news group/IRC channel/MUD/whatever in some magazine.
[ ] Repeatedly requested info on where to find XXX stuff.
[ ] Repeatedly harassed people with androgynous names like Chris,
Jamie, or Rajhatmalhaban, with "Are you a girl?" or "M/F?" questions.
[ ] you, in any way, shape, or form, used the term(s)
[ ] "infobahn" [ ] "Neutopia" [ ] "synergy" [ ] "warez"
[ ] "SUX" [ ] "wymyn" [ ] "ROOLZ"
[ ] KEWL/KOOL/K0oL [ ] "information superhighway"
[ ] Other annoying term:
[ ] you discussed the following in a non-nutcase newsgroup;
[ ] hollow earth theory [ ] alien President theory
[ ] orbital mind control frisbees [ ] faith healing
[ ] government weather control [ ] Russian psychics
[ ] Squeaky Fromme [ ] the nation of France
[ ] robot spy bees [ ] sexually promiscuous space aliens
[ ] "Manos, the Hands of Fate" [ ] Other:
[ ] you considered the following to be reliable reference sources;
[ ] Gnewen Books' "Exploring Science", printed 1955
[ ] Any program covered by Talk Soup [ ] SNL News
[ ] Oliver Stone [ ] Hard Copy [ ] Inside Edition
[ ] The National Enquirer [ ] The Sun [ ] NY Post
[ ] The Union Leader [ ] Pravda [ ] OMNI Magazine
[ ] Company Marketing Hype [ ] Microsoft [ ] The Simpsons
[ ] An unidentified, but obviously stupid, person or publication



Last revised August 29, 2000