The danger with groups like COG is that
over the years they get cliquey, and some cliques get to believe that they personally
own the organisation. In this case it appears that John Layton not only falls
into this group, but also thinks that the chat line is his own personal
communication network about any topic he wishes to discuss.
If you want to engage in trivial personal
chat, John, with your friends about things outside the formal scope of the COG chat
line, why not set up your own email list? It’s quite simple to do. Or you
can simply respond to one another off the list without copying to all of us. It’s
really rather arrogant to think that we all share your enthusiasm for listening
to your own voice.
Maybe it’s time the list was
moderated. It is certainly not my precious chat line, but you seem to think it
is yours. Your last response was totally uncalled for.
BTY the word is arses not asses! And that’s
my last word on the issue.
John Layton [
Sent: Friday, 18 November 2005
To: ian hodgson; 'Lashko Susan';
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Swamp
If you don't like what I write on your precious BIRD chatline then take
your know-all Canberra
asses someplace else!!!