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What happened here this evening? Who are these people? This is madness!

-- Fractal (bobalex@silverlink.net), February 18, 2000



It is a long story.You have missed a great continuous war between the once, Pollys and Doomers.BWAHAHAHAHH!! The war has been long fought, and there have been many casualties! In other words, you had to have been here before the rollover, it was great! and it seems to be carrying on even today.These "people" are the sane ones, that ones that tried to bring sanity back to TB2000, several days before the rollover into the year 2000. LMAO!! The war rages on, and seems better than ever..

-- Super Lurker (no-one@home.com), February 18, 2000.

Only the insane view insanity as sanity

-- (-@-.-), February 18, 2000.

Doomers Suck, a delete-on-sight troll, began a spamming attack around 7 p.m. eastern last night. Suck was soon joined by another DOS troll, Ladylogic. Hundreds of threads were posted, probably over a thousand by the time it ended, about seven hours later. Many people saw what happened and complained to the two internet service providers used. Information on identification and ISP addresses may be found here.

-- Survivor of (February@17.bombing), February 18, 2000.

As a relatively newcomer to this excellent list, I am shocked and amazed by the immature behavior of the few who seem to enjoy disrupting the list with trash postings and spam attacks.

This behavior reminds me of things that my 12 year old stepson used to do, which got him kicked off of AOL. Are these people really adults? They seem more like adolescents?

I'm also puzzled as to why the Pollies seem to take such delight in attacking those who prepared for the Y2K rollover being more serious than it turned out to be. I prepared, and am still glad that it was not serious, even though I endure ridicule from certain family members for "overreacting". Of course, these people did nothing and would have been on my doorstep had disaster ensued.

Aren't we all glad that problems turned out to be managable?

This is a great list. Let's do all we can to get rid of these disruptors permanently.

... Flash

-- flash (flash@flash.flash), February 18, 2000.

Flash, it isn't over yet so don't be too hasty about using up your preps. Y2k is a year-long problem, not just a 1/1/00 problem.

-- elskon (elskon@bigfoot.com), February 18, 2000.

Thanks, Elskon.

I'll take your advice. Besides, the preps might come in handy for any number of other potential problems. I understand that we are now at the height of an 11 year sunspot cycle. And, with all the tornados, hurricanes, etc., who knows what's next?

One thing that I have observed is that the pollies that are the most active in mocking those of us who prepared, were actually quite scared themselves, but still chose to do nothing. Demeaning us seems to be some sort of relief-valve for them and makes them feel validated somehow.

Thanks again for the advice.

-- flash (flash@flash.flash), February 18, 2000.

Flash: They aren't necessarily attacking because we prepared, although that might have had something to do with it in the beginning. They are very immature (might even be kids) and are pouting because they have been told they can't play here any more. When my younger sister used to throw her tantrums, mom would just ignore her. Each subsequent tantrum got worse until mom had finally had enough. Stepping over my sister's screaming, kicking body on the floor, she went to the kitchen sink, filled up a pitcher with cold water, and poured it on said screaming sis. End of tantrums. Forever. Now, if we could just figure out a way to throw cold water on LL and her ilk......

-- Liz (lizpavek@hotmail.com), February 19, 2000.

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