Thank you. I can only say "Exactly".
On 7/23/06, Januski, Ken wrote:

Like many I've resisted this thread because I figured it would be STUPID!
STUPID, YES I SAID STUPID. Did that get your attention?

Now let me ask: how many people read threads here whose subject is in caps
followed by an explanation point? And what does that subject usually say?
Something like HELP, TOMCAT DONT WORK, a type of spam or something similar.
I almost always skip those messages. Some people have more patience than I
and so do end up helping someone who has gotten desperate. More experienced
users know that they're much more likely to get an answer to their question
by choosing a more informative and less excited subject.

So what does someone think when they see BOOBIES! and what did the author
of that message think that they would think? Well I have little doubt that
they expected anyone to think of birds and I doubt that that was the first
reaction of any reader no matter how avid a birder. So I have a very hard
time believing that the author had any intent other than to get a reaction
of some sort from readers who saw the subject and didn't think bird. I don't
think this has anything to do with puritanism or political correctness. I
can't think of anything I like much less than political correctness. But
it's very hard to see this as having anything to do with political
correctness. To me it's just someone trying to be clever and then trying to
cover their tracks when they find out that many uses don't actually find it
clever. ENOUGH SAID!

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Koberg
Sent: Sun 7/23/2006 7:28 AM
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: Re: BOOBIES!

Wow... how do some people make it through the day without exploding from
some terrible insult.

I can't believe this thread subject has turned into such a big deal. I
deleted the first 5 or so because I thought it was spam. Then I saw
names responding which I recognized.

I really don't understand how someone can be offended by a word like
'boobies' and can still use the Internet, or real life for that matter.

grow up and grow a skin... Dantes Inferno invoked for using the word
'boobies.' The road to hell is paved with...

Dakota Jack wrote:
Golly, Charles,

Maybe you need some training? Maybe you are the one who does not get the
point? If you think I am going to apologize for your taking a serious
that hurts people and covering it with your inane indifference, you
might be
wrong. The worst people are not the haters, although they are bad enough,
the worst people are the indifferent. If you read Dantes Inferno you will
find the colder the heart, the more the indifference, the lower your level
in hell. Understand?
On 7/22/06, cknell@onebox.com wrote:

Thank you. I was caught up in a witch hunt and feel undeservedly bashed
over my attempt to inject some light-hearted jest into an overheated
atmosphere. Plainly the poster who calls him or herself "Dakota Jack"
view the link. He or she had already made up his or her mind and
couldn't be
bothered with facts.

For those of you didn't see the link, it was a photo of a bird (not
engaged in a sexual or excretory function of patently offensive nature)
native to the Galapagos Islands. It has blue feet and is commonly
called a
"Blue-footed booby".

I await Dakota Jack's apology.
Charles Knell
cknell@onebox.com - email

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