The key phrase here is "seemed to", not "altered".
On Jan 28, 1:02 pm, "Brian Downstairs"
> Well, I beg to differ. I agree that she was very odd in behaviour and
> seemed to alter her beliefs simply to piss people off, and eventually folk
> decided to, as the saying goes, send her to Coventry. I did not and do not
> agree with that sort of thing, as no matter waht that person is still human,
> and can be just ignored by those not wanting to engage.
> There really is not need to get vindictive as did tend to happen in some
> quarters, as if that person personally owned the group, In a way, they were
> doing exactly what the accused was doing. and its really not right.
> In them old days of shell accounts and no web sites, there were almost
> secret societies with very strange practices here, but one has to adapt to
> the new realities, of people who see this as just long lived chatlines and
> of course places to sit and annoy people.
> Brian being deliberately argumentative.
> I hope I grow on you...
> I'm a Fungi!!!
> If you send me pictures, you deserve a spanking!
> I'm blind you see!"Lusus Naturae" pobox.com> wrote in message
>> David Weinshenker earthlink.net> wrote:
>>>I've sen that sort of thing on other ng's - at some point
>>>it's not so much the specific poster in question as the general
>>>level of relentless antagonism - and wanting to stand up to it
>>>puts one up against one of the nastier examples of "civilization's
>>>discontents": pressure to participate in Exclusion Games to avoid
>>>being their target... thank you, no.
>> I don't know how much you were reading here at the time, David, but it
>> was the *failure* of the PISS that injured the group, not the fact of
>> it. The effort was quite proper and healthy. If it had been more
>> widely honored it would have gone a long way toward preserving the
>> strength and function the group. Eleanor's criticism is to that degree
>> There was no relentless antagonism -- at least early on. In fact, there
>> was a curious and pernicious lack of antagonism at times. And the
>> relentlessness was entirely on the side of the disrupter.
>> Lusus Naturae