I believe the negative reaction you received was a direct result of
attempting to start a totally OT discussion without any Olympus basis.
Most, repeat, most of the nasty off-topic discussions have begun rather
There is nothing we can settle or define in this group, probably no other
It gains the "Olympus community" nothing to discuss this.
I don't think you were wrong in using good judgment, I think you were using
poor judgment in attempting to use this group for that particular forum.
Censorship has little to do with it, that is not the topic of this group.
Period. We go through too much when we get off topic without meaning too!
Why ask for trouble?
Brian P. Huber
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:owner-olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Samuel Morales
> Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2000 11:15 PM
> To: olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [OM] political retraction speech
> I am amazed by the fact that someone cannot make a post on a
> forum group
> among friends. My post was not inserted as an attempt to irk or offend
> anyone. I was naively curious to what some members may have
> thought about
> the closest election I have ever witnessed in my life time. I
> thought it
> would make a good conversation piece, unfortunately I was
> dead wrong, for
> others disagree.
> Maybe what my mom told me when I was a child was correct,
> there are two
> things you never talk about in pubic, 1) religion, 2) politics.
> I apologize to those that were offended by my post. I always
> thought the
> internet was a new forum to reasonably expand the freedom of
> speech. I guess
> I was grossly wrong in using good judgement and it appears
> censorship is
> alive and kicking irregardless of were it used.
> It's also true in the old cliche; " you can't please everyone"
> Back to the cameras I go... Hi Hoo, Hi Hummmm....
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