Despite everything this has developed into a classic trolling exercise.
For those unaware of what a troll is:
A troll attempts to cause arguments within a newsgroup for several
reasons not the least of which is to try to build the longest thread he
can whilst at the same time fermenting discontent.
Up to now this newsgroup has been blissfully unaware of the happenings
on usenet and has been a very friendly and helpful place.
The only way to defeat a Troll is to ignore the thread and carry on as
May I appeal to you to do just that and I will look forward to hearing
from you all in a sane and peaceful manner no matter what the subject
matter as long as it is concerned with the owning, showing, machining,
repairing, painting, running, transporting, swapping, selling, buying,
or just plain sitting and thinking about the machinery which bonds us
together as a group.
Now how much of the posting has been off topic when you really give it
Kind Regards to you all.
18 years ago