[Trash-talk] Re: Please cut back the ngr posts

Alan Hoppe scully_itsme at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 19 04:20:04 PST 2004

i thought it as pretty interesting that a request would be made regarding 
what topics should and shouldn't be posted on trash-talk. i mean, 
considering it's trash-talk. this list has seen all sorts of flamewars, and 
in the most recent instance, it was actually all being discussed without any 
drama or intense weirdness.

but i suppose this can be viewed as a reason to be very afraid, when a list 
as crazy and free as trash-talk suddenly is worried about *gasp* saying 
anything negative about *cough* the current US gov't administration. heaven 
forbid people share a view that could possibly be questioning things like US 
foreign policy - that's become a big-time taboo apparently. we must instead 
by happy law-abiding little robot people, speaking only of garbage, because 
that is just the way trash-talk is meant to be, right?

the only reason i didn't say anything before was because i'm probably the 
last person on this list who should post anything serious - that's not one 
of my strong suits. so i'd left it alone before. i suppose i can understand 
someone being concerned that the list could get overrun with a bunch of 
off-topic posts that get out of hand, but it seems both ironic (considering 
the amount of stuff i've witnessed here in the past) and ill-advised 
(because it opens a big can of worms - who is to decide what is deemed 
within correct bounds and OK, and what renders someone needing to be spanked 
and moderated?).

anyway .. elfie - i hope you stick around. you know i love ya. you are like 
.. the garbage love child or something. the wee french jesus. our goddess 
and savior! (sharing duties with shirley, of course .. when she's not off 
writing her online diary, which contains some rants that i really enjoy, 
regarding politics and social issues etc etc).


>From: "Queen Helen fan club" <garbagefanclub at hotmail.com>
>To: trash-talk at tcp.com
>Subject: [Trash-talk] Re: Please cut back the ngr posts
>Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 23:06:33 +0000
>wilson king garbagebase at yahoo.com if you can email me some of those 
>politics updates personnally that would be nice since the list is being 
>censored and people seemed so shocked by NGR posts (I think there are less 
>NRG posts now than there ever was) they are leaving. (I mean, you just have 
>to delete the message when you read NRG or when you're not please with the 
>subject line). So I'm not going to post on trash talk ever again (or for 
>now at least, anyway I have not been posting much for the past three years, 
>I used to). Not even about Garbage. I know you don't care about that, I 
>just mean this is the reason why I've decided to disapear from this list 
>(but I'm still doing the fanclub, so people can email me about it if they 
>want updates, and I will get someone to provide updates too if needed). I 
>loved this list, and I loved the fact we could talk about everything, not 
>just Garbage, and this subject particularly and genuinely interested me, 
>because I like to know what is going on in this world and read people's 
>opinions ... oh well do I need to explain. nevermind. I'm probably 
>overreacting but this upset me. (and I was already in a really bad mood 
>over some similar things but on a bigger scale so urghhh).

Stay informed on Election 2004 and the race to Super Tuesday. 

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