So how many of you have seen this? I got a message rejected yesterday. Here are the original, my reply, and the moderator's decision, FYI.
Subject: Environmental Wackos - new year's resolution
I think we should refrain from using these types of disrespectful terms.
There are almost always two sides to an issue. When one starts a discussion by
insulting the other side it makes obtaining common ground even more difficult. I
agree than many of the environmental suggestions that we hear about regarding
boating seem impractical or unreasonable so why not just point that out
without the name calling.
OK, we'll call them "Environmental Unreasonables". Politally correct enough?
Your request to the Trawlers-and-Trawlering mailing list
*** Posting of your message titled "Re: T&T: Environmental wackos- new
has been rejected by the list moderator.* The moderator gave the
following reason for rejecting your request:
"Not good enough for a post, Keith. Don't need to discuss the extent
of political correctness on the list. It just encourages a couple of
listees to join in a diatribe over their inability to explain and
discuss certain topics in a reasonable, polite manner without resort
to grade-school name-calling.
Bob McLeran T&T List Administrators"
Oh well, no grade-school name-calling allowed. Or at least learn from the spammers and call them* "Env-ronmental W-hackos".