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    Re: Frank Reed's head appears. was: NavList admin
    From: Greg R_
    Date: 2007 Oct 18, 10:44 -0700

    Your posts to this list are often filled with navigational wisdom (and
    occasional wit as well), but in this case you come off as nothing more
    than a pompous ass. So please give it a rest and just move on - this is
    definitely not worth the wasted bandwidth, not to mention the assault
    on the rest of us bystander's sensibilities.
    Hmm... I wonder if "assault" is actionable too...  ;-)
    --- George Huxtable  wrote:
    > At last, after it's died down, Frank Reed has put his head above the
    > parapet
    > and commented on the recent unpleasantness that has appeared on this
    > list
    > over recent weeks. Where were you when we needed you, Frank? Why did
    > it fall
    > instead to your co-owner, Dan Allen, to say what needed to be said?
    > And this is now what Frank has to say-
    > | It seems a shame that I have to say this, but it is necessary: no
    > member
    > of
    > | this group should worry about threats of libel suits (with the
    > usual
    > obvious
    > | exceptions... like attacking someone's money-making business or
    > accusing
    > | someone of criminal activity). I do suspect that when George wrote
    > that
    > post
    > | he was simply venting frustration and would probably retract it if
    > he
    > could.
    > | I understand your frustration, George.
    > Well, the way to avoid any such threat is to ensure that libellous
    > words are
    > not uttered by a contributor and published by the list. Frank has got
    > it
    > quite wrong. I meant every word, when I wrote, in Navlist 3372-
    > "This business is becoming rather serious.
    > In another poisonous mailing (Navlist 3365), Peter Fogg has referred
    > to me
    > as "dishonest". That is actionable, against both Fogg himself and
    > also
    > against the list owner, if he has taken no steps to prevent such
    > libels. I
    > have asked for some such action to be taken, in Navlist 3363, but it
    > seems
    > nothing has been done.
    > Frank Reed, you have been warned."
    > If Frank takes such words lightly, that is up to him.
    > There are certain standards that need to be upheld if a list such as
    > this is
    > to work. When gross breaches of those standards repeatedly occur, it
    > is the
    > duty of a list owner to intervene, as Dan Allen realised, if Frank
    > Reed did
    > not.
    > We all enjoy robust argument. Personal abuse is another matter, but
    > my back
    > is reasonably broad. I am not a sensitive soul, and can laugh it off.
    > But
    > libellous words take it into a different realm.
    > George.
    > contact George Huxtable at george---.u-net.com
    > or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    > or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    > >
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