We seem to have come full circle. Firejerm's topic started with insults and ended in insults. There is little left to discuss. He was gone for 2 weeks, if you check the posting dates, and I didn't miss him a bit. I had foolishly assumed that he had let the matter drop and had resumed posting poetry. Seems I was mistaken.
And Trisha, if you wish to discuss loopholes, I can look back to your first post, which was actually Firejerm's. Posting someone else's work is against guidelines, even with their permission. This was done to circumvent the posting limit, as Firejerm's reply to such said. FYI, this post can be found here. But I digress.
This thread is now closed, to be opened under review by either myself, or one of the site administrators.
For those who missed this forum's guidelines, I will repost them here:
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Now, if you do happen to have a personal beef with another member, try emailing them first. If no resolution is possible, and if you really feel like airing your dirty laundry, then by all means, bring it to the Alley. Just don't get bent if you don't get the desired result.
If you break the rules, I will email or icq you, asking that you edit your posting. If this does not happen, then I will either edit, lock, and/or delete the offending post or reply. I'd rather not, since I believe in freedom of speech. However, I also believe in the responsibility that comes with that right.
Topics of a philosophical nature will be moved to the appopriate forum.
In closing, we are all adults, or at least capable of holding mature conversations. So shout and scream if you must, but keep in mind that we are all guests in Ron's home.
Normally, I do try to communicate with the writer if an offense is found. However, this courtesy was waived earlier in this thread, if you care to go back and really read.
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[This message has been edited by Alicat (edited 03-02-2001).]