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I have not been involved with this fprum for very long, but after reading the postings, I find that there are two distinct groups sending in comments. Reading these postings is a whole lot like watching two people square off on the school ground; not a lot of blows thrown, just a lot of bantering.

Could someone please write a list of who belongs in what camp? It would be helpful for my perusal to be able to scroll past the entries of those who will do nothing for me, other than ruffle my feathers.

Does anyone have the information to list the names of the regular contributers on this forum who are pollys, trolls, and the middle-of-the-roaders?

-- Larry (lawada@tminet.com), May 12, 1999


Good luck, Larry.

You can get a summary of the forum's age and content from the statistics page.

http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/ statistics.tcl?topic=TimeBomb%202000%20%28Y2000%29

Other wise, read the older archives, for some of the better info. Perhaps youll get it.


Still a 5 who prefers to be more prepared, rather than less.

-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), May 12, 1999.

D, the only problem is it's not a real score card for the teams, just the more prolific of us. If we were to list who is what on the different teams we'd probably put Flint in the middle ground, targetted by both sides, Hoffmeister on the appologists, Pat, and one or twoothers that don't come to mind there. And then there would be BigDog, ....... RATZ this is actually gonna take some thought. though I'd put ANDY on the left wing (of the palne immediately to our right) and Y2KPro on the right wing, (of the palne immediately to our left).

I TRY for middle, as do you, but we BOTH keep ending up over on the pessimist side,0.

chuck, who was surprised to find himself only 10 more from being tied in the top 10 [[OY!!!]]

-- chuck, a Night Driver (rienzoo@en.com), May 12, 1999.

Poole, Y2k Pro, RMS, Mutha, Chicken little, Norm, Flint, Hoff.

-- Wiseguy (got@it.gov), May 12, 1999.

One of the problems with being in the middle of the road is that you have to dodge ALL the cars and you're the most candidate for road kill.

It's mostly a matter of perspective. Being in the middle means you risk being plastered as a polly when you say to the doomers that it appears the lights will probably stay on for much of the country most of the time. It also means you have to watch out for the doomer slams whenever you point out to the pollys that the economic hit we're about to take is gonna shake things up big time.

BTW, Diane and Chuck, those stats are amazing. Maybe there should be some sort of forum party when Diane hits 3,000 posts.

-- David (David@BankPacman.com), May 12, 1999.


The ... left ... center ... right ... analogy is 2D thinking.

Go 3D and rise above it. (Most the time).


(Amazable stats, huh? *Sigh*)

-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), May 12, 1999.


Perhaps it might be said we both "range" around a spherical centerpoint?

Some daze are better than others.


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), May 12, 1999.

Where people stand depends on your frame of reference. I'm viewed as an optimist here, and as a pessimist on the debunker board. To a 3- foot-tall child, adults are 'big'. The distinction between 5'6" and 6'6" is pretty meaningless.

-- Flint (flintc@mindspring.com), May 12, 1999.

It depends, dear Sir, whether you are looking for somebody to go crawl through a chemical plant pipe to remove construction garbage, or whether you are trying to hire an NBA center, point guard, coach or referee.

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), May 12, 1999.

MOR I suppose, but thats a dangerous place to be, there are too many unknowns to plump for any extreme

-- dick o' the dale (rdale@coynet.com), May 12, 1999.

here is a link to the forum poll a while ago.


-- (justbeing@help.ful), May 12, 1999.

justbeing@helpful.com . . . aka Chris(catsy@pond)??? . . . just wondering

-- David (David@BankPacman.com), May 12, 1999.

"we both "range" around a spherical centerpoint? Some daze are better than others."

Diane, you've described the rollercoster perfectly.

I visited the stats page for the first time. What the heck am I doing in there sammitched between greybear and ps? Have I been spouting off again? Sheesh...

Oh, and if Chris catsy@pond.com is here, please e-mail me and say hello. I really miss your posts!

Mike (633? ps...you better post man...I'm gainin' on ya!) ==================================================================

-- Michael Taylor (mtdesign3@aol.com), May 13, 1999.

Where's dIeTeR? Most interesting of the bunch!

-- Gia (Laureltree7@hotmail.com), May 13, 1999.

I rate a 5,6 or 7 depending on how full my cup is (or on the meaning of 'is' ;-). That to me means that recession is sure, depression possible, and that there will be localized nasty 'storm' effects which could last much longer than 3 days (just ask those in OKC). I did originally think that a 10+ was possible, but since there is no way for me to prepare for that, I see little point in dwelling on the possibility.

Wiseguy kindly gave a list of those on the polly end. The doomer end includes (but is not confined to) : Big Dog, Invar, Andy, Milne (who hasn't posted here for a while), and of course, Gary North (I don't remember ever seeing him post here).

Most of us are somewhere in the middle, I think; but like me, believe that a 5 is as good as we are apt to get. Moreover, if there is even a remote possibility of a 9+, we believe that it is wise to prepare to one's maximum ability. There are some who think that a 5 is as bad as we are apt to get; they think preparations are unnecessary for Y2K, but may have their place in general.

BTW, those stats show me just barely on the page. I'd speak up more, but all too often, what I want to say has already been said and with more style, before I even enter a post. As for celebrating Diane's 3000th posting, fruitcake all around!!

-- Tricia the Canuck (jayles@telusplanet.net), May 13, 1999.

Paul has been posting here, even lately! Chuck

-- chuck, a Night Driver (rienzoo@en.com), May 13, 1999.

naw, chuck. its his boy "a" whos getting it done here.

-- (1234987@poqwe.poqiwer), May 13, 1999.

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