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Old July 6th 11, 07:08 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.soc
Edward Dolan
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"Tēm ShermĒn °_°" " wrote in message
On 7/2/2011 1:43 PM, JimmyMac wrote:

5. Genesis of Disenchantment - The volume of postings increases
dramatically. Not all threads are of interest to all participants.
Members pitch a bitch about signal-to-noise ratio, off-topic threads,
me too posts, forged and spoofed identities, forwarding of private
emails, and other violations of internet forum netiquette. Member #1
threatens to unsubscribe if things don't change for the better.
Member #2 aligns himself with Member #1. Member #3 disagrees with
both Members #1 and #2. Member #4 suggests that Members #1, #2, and
#3 should lighten up. Flame wars erupt and adversaries emerge.
Bandwidth is sacrificed as an abundance of postings proliferate in an
effort to resolve differences and restore some semblance of order.
During this particular phase, many a delete key gets more than its
share of abuse and filtering and killfiles are implemented.

The general attitude in the US after the false-flag attacks of Sept. 11,
2001 and the arrival of Ed Dolan [1].

When I first came to ARBR it was a hotbed of liberal political posts which
mainly went unchallenged. Once I challenged those posts, things rapidly went
to Hell. Liberals do not know how to take ****; they only know how to give

Tom Sherman was only half on-topic in those days. He was half off-topic with
his liberal political screeds. But even so, ARBR was destroyed by Ed Gin and
Associates, criminal vandal trolls whom no one had the stomach to fight
except for Jim McNamara and myself. Small newsgroups are easily destroyed by
criminal vandal trolls, most especially when others of the group have no
guts to fight the good fight. When good men do nothing, evil men prevail.

Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota


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