To Laura and Doomers: Please leave us be. : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Laura and Doomers,

If you have a gripe with one or more of the sysops here, why do you take it out on all of us?

You know, there are a lot of people who visit here simply because they're interested in information and/or they enjoy the discussions. Why do you want to ruin it for all of us?

I don't know, maybe you just don't like doomers either. But they're just people with strong opinions you may not agree with. Why is that so wrong that you feel you have to destroy their voice? You know, though, if you take the time to read a lot of the threads you'll find that there aren't all that many doomers left here, anyway. I know you will find a lot of interesting, smart and funny people involved in all kinds of issues, and on all sides of them.

In my opinion the sysops have an extremely difficult job to do and made some very tough, but correct, decisions. And don't forget that they've allowed pollies here, as long as they went by the rules.

Please try to find another way to resolve your issues and leave us be.


-- eve (, February 18, 2000


don't you mean pollies? unfortunately, this has been a frightening awakening for me since the rollover as to how mean spirited/malicious people can be over something like "discussion" and "opinion". gosh, what would it have been like if we had a melt down. no wonder the military was doing urban assault training. we need it here.

-- tt (, February 18, 2000.

It amazes me too, TT. Especially since it looks like the doomers were alot closer to hitting the nail on the head than the pollies were. I guess they are just scared (and all of these (coincidinces) are not y2k related).

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

I think perhaps eve was referring to "" (the other half of last night's tag team), not the generic.

-- I'm Here, I'm There (I'm Everywhere@so.beware), February 18, 2000.

Hey, guys -- I was referring to the poster/spammer named "" -- not doomers in general.

I'm sorry if this wasn't clear.

-- eve (, February 18, 2000.

Civil discourse is a dying art.

-- Tim (, February 18, 2000.

LL is an equal opportunity crank. Her erratic, incessant, obnoxious posts hastened the early closing of debunker forum. Betcha Doc Paulie and cpr would admit that.

-- (, February 18, 2000.

You're All:

Go *uck yourself. We discuss many other things unrelated to Y2k. If you don't like it, then leave a**hole. Too funny. Idiots like you cruise boards and slam others for being on the board. Only a handful still harp on Y2k, and they are on the extreme side of things.

Tunnel vision has its drawbacks, right Youre All? You're the expert now.

-- haha (, February 18, 2000.


Don't lose hope. From what I've seen, most (by far) on the forum are doing just fine.

To "you're all insane",

Hey, try to calm down and repost your comments in a civil way, and maybe you'll get a little respect. And you know, why don't you take the rest of the day off, relax, take a long walk, and try to shake off some of that anger?

-- eve (, February 18, 2000.

And don't forget your tranquilizer the doctor prescribed.

-- Connie (, February 18, 2000.


Your civil and polite approach would work with a great many people. I admire it. But I am sad to say that it will not work with LadyLogic. The evidence we have about her strongly suggests that she is a sociopath with narcissistic tendencies.

LadyLogic is not a well woman. To call these actions of hers tantrums would be to misunderstand her emotional life. To LadyLogic we are mere things to be managed in the same way a child plays with dolls. However much we frustrate her or annoy her by our incomprehensible insistance on acting as we wish, she finds she *must* play with us because otherwise she would live in an entirely empty world.

In her effort to manage us, we receive our rewards and punishments as she decides we merit. She long ago discovered how to punish people effectively. But she has no real feelings about us except occasional rage when we don't act as she wishes.

At least, this is the best I can do at explaining her otherwise inexplicable behavior.

-- Brian McLaughlin (, February 18, 2000.


First, thanks for your kind words to me.

I understand what you're saying about LL and I don't disagree with it. What I was trying to do, though, was to appeal to any shred of decency or benevolence that might be lurking somewhere deep within her -- and hope that something I said might just click with her.

Taking everything I've seen of her as a whole, I really don't think either of those qualities exist in her to any reasonable degree, but I thought it couldn't hurt to try to make some kind of connection -- you know, to reach her heart -- if she had one at all.

-- eve (, February 18, 2000.

It was the switch from Doomer to raving spamming Polly Troll that undid her mentally. The devolutionary spiral, travelled too rapidly, tends to do that ;^)

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, February 18, 2000.

It's not like people here didn't try to help her. They tried to tell her that she was acting like a complete moron, but she HAD to keep questioning the inevitable oil problems we knew were coming. Fortunately, everything else she spouted after that was deleted, so we wouldn't have to read her worthless polly crap.

-- (, February 18, 2000.

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