What can be gained is a measure of civility. I don't think someone who
deliberately does something offensive to achieve their own ends is in a
position to say when their behavior is properly handled. Some people just
have a hard time putting themselves into the position of others, or don't
care whom they offend. You would be, I would think, the very last person in
the world to adjudicate when this topic is finished. However, you might
have noticed that it was finished before you came back.
On 7/24/06, Harris, Thomas wrote:

I sent the original message, with an appropriate subject, over two weeks
before the plea for attention follow-up with the very offensive subject.
The original subject was "Shared code but different pages on different
virtual hosts?" We're on a really tight schedule, and having waited two
weeks for any answer was no longer something we could do, so my boss
actually suggested getting a little attention on the message via this
silly stunt.

So, I did get some help on the topic in question, and lots more besides,
It's was quite fun actually, reading some of the silliness that this one
word has spawned. Someone mentioned the Superbowl of 2004, and I concur.

Let's put this to rest... What can be gained by continuing on and on
about how horribly offensive this subject line is.


-----Original Message-----
From: Januski, Ken
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2006 8:26 AM
To: Tomcat Users List; Tomcat Users List
Subject: RE: BOOBIES!

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
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
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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