[Taxacom] Reality check - lies and hate by academic fraud Wolfgang Wuster on Wikipedia!

Martin Wiemers martin.wiemers at univie.ac.at
Thu Oct 10 10:03:13 CDT 2013

Dear all,

as an entomologist the fights among some herpetologists are not of 
scientific interest to me, but they can still be enlightening on other 
Although I fully agree that Taxacom should not be misused for personal 
attacks, I support John & Dan's views NOT to enforce any bans. What is 
the problem in just ignoring/filtering/deleting those emails you do not 
want to read - either by subject line or by authorship. And if nobody 
reacts to the posts any more, the thread will die down anyway.
Censorship will only cripple this great forum!
At least this is my opinion.

Best wishes,

Dr. Martin Wiemers
Department of Community Ecology
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Theodor-Lieser-Str. 4
06120 Halle
Tel. +49 345 558-5322
e-mail: martin.wiemers at ufz.de

Am 10.10.2013 16:35, schrieb Dan Lahr:
> +1 to John.
> Ignoring is superior to banning, IMHO. Not replying or not giving any
> attention to spammers, flammers, is also a very effective way to get them
> to quiet down. People need to learn to use filters, sorters, and all of the
> wonderful tools sitting right there inside your browser/email viewer.
> BUT, the owners of the list have decided, hence we should just abide.
> cheerio,
> __________________________________
> Daniel J. G. Lahr
> PhD, Assist. Prof.
> Dept of Zoology, Univ. of Sao Paulo, Brazil
> Office number: + 55 (11) 3091 0948
> On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 11:26 AM, John Grehan <calabar.john at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Raymond's main transgression seems to me) to be that he continues to use
>> this venue to disparage various colleagues in a repetitive and
>> uninformative manner. I always worry about calls to ban something (after
>> all the prestigious journal Systematic Biology has allowed publications
>> effectively calling for the banning of panbiogeography). Rather than
>> banning, why not use the delete button or a sorting function? At various
>> times subscribers on this list have got tired of a particular topic and
>> want the thread to end while others want to continue. Any list is not going
>> to make everyone happy all of the time. There are often topics discussed at
>> great length on this list that do not interest me. But I do not complain
>> about that as they are of interest to others. So I just delete - only takes
>> a few seconds. There are list members who use this for some of my postings
>> and that is quite ok with me. Better than banning postings or burning
>> books.
>> John Grehan
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