[Dixielandjazz] "KEEP THIS GOING"

John Farrell stridepiano@tesco.net
Thu, 12 Sep 2002 06:34:01 +0100

Somewhere in the rules of netiquette emailers are advised to make no
responses to messages of a perceived inflammatory nature in order to avoid
starting a war. They are wise words.

This thread has caused an awful lot of damage and ill-feeling not least
because Jerry Brown, Will Connelly and Ivor Jones failed to heed the above
advice. In the past I've been guilty of the same thing as have others on
this list.

As a result of these vitriolic exchanges we now appear to have lost Ivor -
who might not be one of our most prominent members nevertheless his periodic
contributions usually make good sense and are of value. It is time to put an
end to this thread - it arouses strong feelings, particularly among the
Yanks, but the subject matter is totally irrelevant to DJML.

I for one would be happy to welcome Ivor back - let us put this sorry mess
behind us and learn a lesson from it. Let the trespassers forgive each other
then let us all move on.

How about it listmates?

John Farrell

----- Original Message -----
From: "Edgerton, Paul A" <paul.edgerton@eds.com>
To: "DJML (E-mail)" <dixielandjazz@ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 10:02 PM
Subject: RE: [Dixielandjazz] "KEEP THIS GOING"

> This thread is incendiary and completely off-topic for DJML.
> It also shows startling insensitivity to attack an individual for sharing
> inspirational message on a day like this one. Yes it is true, not all on
> this list are conservative or even American citizens, but the events we
> recall today threaten freedom everywhere. Whether you agree with the
> or not, be civilized in your response to it.
> The spirit expressed in the music we normally discuss here is needed at
> moment as much as it ever has been. Let's try to remember that, okay?
> Paul Edgerton
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