(Mostly) sincere plea to the sysops re: deleted threadgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
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To the Sysops:
I am disappointed that a highly amusing thread was deleted earlier this evening. I understand why it was deleted, but that thread had the potential to be truly immortal for its comedy value. Couldn't an exception have been made in this instance. After all, this forum's rules of engagement have long been applied at the discretion of those in control, as it should be.
You will undoubtedly counter that the thread's deletion was mandated by both policy and principle. But these abstract concepts simply must not be allowed to stand in the way of such transcendent entertainment.
The only reason I'm not devastated over this is that I managed to save a copy, which I'll share for free with the first 46 requestors. (Email is real.)
One closing comment on the content of that thread. Iemail@example.com wrote to Ron Schwarz, "You really do have a nasty chip on your shoulder."
Ifirstname.lastname@example.org, you either misunderstand Ron or can't type for squat. For in reality, he has a nasty chip of his shoulder.
-- David L (email@example.com), January 07, 2000
I clicked. David seems like a nice guy. Am I the world's worst naive guy? Anyone naiver than I?
-- Kyle (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 31, 2000.