> Gradually, it starts to become apparent that the ad hominem > attacks are tolerated from some quarters but not others. > Over an extended period of time, the end result is the > rather bizarre situation in which we now find ourselves: > there's a constant 'drip, drip' of venom and those many of > us who find it repugnant constantly bite our tongues for > fear of 'taking it personal'. Totally. > Responding to ad hominem attacks (in kind or otherwise) > results in admonishments for lowering the tone. Sha! > After all, if we change the processes and the net result is > that not a single additional person contributes to evolt.org > other than in some assistant-to-the-ancien-regime manner, > what do we gain from all of this turmoil? Crap all. Amen, bro. > There are, indisputably, one or two individuals within > evolt.org for whom that zero result is the entire point of > their contribution to theforum. If you *really* doubt that, > see if you can find me a single contribution from that > quarter in the archive which suggests otherwise.