SPOILER for _Dragon_...what's up with Vlad, again?

David Silberstein davids at kithrup.com
Mon Feb 17 17:10:51 PST 2003

On Mon, 17 Feb 2003, Mark A Mandel wrote:

>	[Philip Hart]
>#A participant in the above exchange, I don't think there was any weaponry
>To be sure; I was speaking metaphorically and in a style inspired by
>#	 - the first response seemed a bit rude, but in a later reply
>#(which you've excised) the writer explained why he chose that manner.
>I eventually did see that, and I'm glad. I just don't like flamewars,
>and I have seen some (too many) discussions devolve into them. I am glad
>to see yet again how civil and decent the group on this list generally

As the other participant in that exchange, I entirely agree.  I am
occasionally familiar; I have no wish to be by any means vulgar. [1]
Except when it is appropriate, of course.  ;-) 

[1] See, now that's a paraphrase, and yet it seems wrong to put it in
quotes of any sort.  Hmm.