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I have read it ALL. From Flint's initial posting of not being able to log on to TB 2000 on ezboard to Sysman's last posts there. Nothing I have read rings true as the real reason Flint was banned. Whatever the reason, the decision seems WRONG. That's it. I'm here. Will try not to digress. Pam

-- Pam Goodrich (jpjgood@penn.com), March 04, 2000


Good for you, Pam.

-- Peter Errington (petere@ricochet.net), March 04, 2000.

If I can find Brian's fire, maybe someone can throw in some marshmallows. Or is it already too hot? Anyway, welcome.

-- Normally (Oxsys@aol.com), March 04, 2000.

Marshmallows ? I thought we were havin ribeyes and beer and margaritas !!!!!

-- capnfun (capnfun1@excite.com), March 04, 2000.

Please, PLEASE, let me bring the beans. Pam

-- Pam (jpjgood@penn.com), March 04, 2000.

Gotta second this. I've always respected Flint's commentary. While he's a tough opponent, he's always fair whether in tb2k or Hamasaki's chat room...(hey, Flint, regret not stocking up on 40cal :< ).

Admittedly, his incisive criticism was tough for a dedicated doomer to swallow. Pity I didn't listen.

But he was right. Yourdon was horribly wrong. I can only surmise that Yourdon's new forum is an attempt to hide from the criticism his predictions deserve. Can't hardly blame him as I'm still out in the desert at my y2k retreat learning to eat humble pie in 101 different recipies:>

Well to cut this rambling short, I lasted at the new forum for just the few minutes it took to wade through the Flint Banned threads. That was enough for this old lawyer. Let's hear it for unrestricted opinions and this time I promise to listen more carefully, Flint:-)

Good luck to you and the wife and I'll be looking forward to reading your posts, brett.

-- brett (tbh3245@earthlink.net), March 04, 2000.


Here's a useful cliche for you -- you get things right a lot more often by admitting you're wrong a lot more often. The long string of Smash Misses by "Yourdon and the Hand Puppets" stands as an object lesson unnecessary for those who don't need it, and invisible to those who do.

I can speculate endlessly about Yourdon's reason for banning those who never violated any rules. The fact that Yourdon himself "justifies" his decision by deleting threads that pose the question should be sufficient.

I admit I feel a great deal more comfortable here.

-- Flint (flintc@mindspring.com), March 04, 2000.

Hey Flint, Just because many people defended you, and a lot of people did, and there's several new forums opposing the banning of you and others from the new EY forum - don't let it go to your head man, after all, I always thought you were a bit on the doomer side, and not really *aware* of what y2k was gonna bring, as the REAL pollies were...;)

-- FactFinder (david@bzn.com), March 04, 2000.

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