John, You had better go back and reread the thread, you are profoundly confused. My post was calm and civilized until JeffM cranked up the level with: "You don't get it either, stupid." or "EAT SHIT AND DIE. Apologists for idiots are even worse than the idiots." in his post on March 5th. So who responded in a manner "more harshly and, reducto ad absurdium". Get your facts straight John, don't just rely on your obviously skewed perception of the events. It is all archived on Google if you don't doubt my version.
As for your original comments that i had originally chosen to ignore: "Then there are always the antagonistic types, like you, who come barreling in here and, with their first or second post, try to upset things by proclaiming that there should be no rules here." Again John check your facts! I have been participating in sci.electronics.cad for close to a decade now. So kindly stop your erroneous assertions, or is that an accepted cultural norm as well? As for "proclaiming that there should be no rules here"? No proclomation needed, from day one there have been no rules, I have simply stated a fact as it applies to Usenet posting rules.
The rest of your post nicely circles around and around but what is it that you are saying. You post to be accepted, others should adapt the same culture as you find acceptable, they should agree with your accepted norms. There is one very huge message that you are conveying John, intolerance for anything other than your personal accepted norm. Is that what you wanted to say John because it is coming through very loud and clear that is your message? As it was with JeffM.
Your post is very nicely attempting to twist things around. I did not chastise JeffM for posting what he felt, I pointed out that "Nobody elected you (him) to police Usenet and direct everyone as to how to use it." Now is there any misinformation or erroneous facts in that statement? I chastised him for pretending that his/your culture were sanctioned rules or requirements and that his links to his other personal posts (across various groups) were unofficial and nothing more than personal rules (you prefer the word culture, there's no difference in this case). Actually I had to laugh hysterically at JeffM's links, most were not in the newsgroup that held the original post, so I guess the neophyte poster was supposed to know to search those other forums for these cultural rules before posting in this forum or that forum. How long is the accpet norm for cultural study of a group before venturing out to post yoru first message? How many or how far back in archived messages are you to search through trying to find some unofficial norms so that you don't piss off some uptight jerks? Isd it required that you know there are archived messages before you venture onto Usenet? LMFHO
I also find it hilarious that the whole group of you have adapted this view that I promote anarchy. What a bunch of lame phobics! Did I ever use the word anarchy, seems it must be some shared phobia for you and your group? Do you even understand true anarchy or just the typical phobic view of anarchy. Which is typically the same view shared with those anti-social youth who claim to be anarchists or to believe in anarchy but really don't know shit about anarchy. However, if both sides believe it then it must be true anarchy even if they are both sadly misinformed and missing the true realization of anarchy.
If you had any interest in what my view actually was then you would have found it in my posts or you should have asked before wildly applying labels. But no, what do you and your co-conspirators do, attach a flashy phobic label to me. Read my recent posts and see if you can discover what I really believe or said as it would relate to posting on Usenet. I believe it was in a reply to JeffM but was posted to just one group (sci.electronics.cad) as the original post was.
You are more comfortable with bottom posting, I am not. So you are saying that you are right and I am wrong. So does posting outside of your cultural rules make posts less intelligent or less knowledgeable than you or JeffM? Does it make their enquiry or contribution less worthy of inclusion? No it doesn't, so what is your really point or issue John? Again I would simply suggest that it seems you are intolerant, rather than cultured. Tricky word culture, it has all sorts of various connotations, it is clear yours is very closed and limited.
As I said, you have the choice to contribute or ignore posts/posters. That is the extent to which you can claim any control over the posters or their posting style/format to these or other Usenet groups. If you exercise that choice properly then there is no anarchy, so all of you phobics fearful of anarchy can sleeep easier if you follow those two simple options.