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[IP] Flaming

Dear members,

Today there has been mail posted about what Bill Gates should or should not
do with his money. In one of these messages reference was made in very
strong terms to persons with AIDS. Subsequent messages to the list passed
further remarks on the content of the original message.

No matter what you may feel regarding the content of the original message -
please do not be tempted to propagate the discussion by making any further
comment - it will only has the potential to irritate members further and
start a 'flame war'.


Further information on Insulin-Pumpers Netiquette rules may be found at:

Below I have included the appropriate paragraph with regard to the 'flaming'


Paul Whitaker
Duty Insulin-Pumpers Administrator
email @ redacted
email @ redacted

-------- Extract from Insulin-Pumpers Netiquette Policy --------

13.Flaming will not be tolerated. "Flaming" is what people do when they make
an emotionally opinionated comment using language intended to be
     For this list, flaming is defined as personal attacks and/or criticism
of another list member that have the effect of holding another person up to
harsh ridicule,
     demeaning them as a person, or otherwise inflicting hostility or anger
on them. What one person may understand to be friendly kidding, another may
     as hostile flaming. To help control the flaming impulse, remember:

          everyone has an opinion, a life, and a value; don't try to demean
          be kind and think twice before responding; sometimes the most
appropriate response is a nicely worded private e-mail instead of posting to
the list
          flaming helps no one, not even yourself; remember you may be
losing the respect of hundreds of people you have never even seen before
          repeated flaming offenses will result in your list membership
being revoked.
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