who wrote this

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Mon Nov 26 13:18:56 PST 2007

On Sun, Nov 25, 2007 at 07:48:35PM -0600, eBoundHost: Artur wrote:
> Erik,
> This is a very wise thing that you just said, and I agree with you almost 
> completely.  The difference is that your very own words are a brilliant way 
> to say it, and would be wonderful to replace the "Hitler quotes" that is 
> there now.  So, if someone would replace it with your quote, I would be 
> completely satisfied:
> >>the speaker of the quote is not to be the
> >>basis for categorizing the quote as offensive.

Considering the very specific tendency of some people to find any mention
of Hitler offensive, I'd say the text should be modified in a manner
similar to this:

  A quote whose source you find offensive.  This includes, but is not
  limited to, Hitler quotes.

. . . or we could just leave it as is, with a footnote explaining the
meaning behind the mention of Hitler quotes.  Either way, I rather
suspect that entirely failing to mention "Hitler quotes" specifically
will result in greater incidence of people complaining that Hitler quotes
should be removed.

CCD CopyWrite Chad Perrin [ http://ccd.apotheon.org ]
Anonymous: "Eat your crow early, while it's young and tender.  Don't wait
until it's old and tough."

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