email@example.com (Jamie Andrews) (11/23/88)
Trish O Tuama has agreed to be the collection point for North American votes on my proposition. (She may not be entirely prepared for this... :-)) Several people from North America sent me votes despite my asking them not to; I will forward those to Trish. The wording of the statement again: "Posters to soc.culture.celtic should avoid discussing the present political situation in Northern Ireland, due to the high volume of irresolvable debate it generates." YES if you think people should avoid these issues, NO if you think they shouldn't. On the suggestion of several people, if you want, you could answer some further questions: (a) If it turns out that a newsgroup for discussing these issues (say talk.politics.ireland) CAN be made to reach Europe, would you be in favour of the creation of such a group? (b) Even if it turns out that such a newsgroup CANNOT be made to reach Europe, would you be in favour of its creation? Trish's address is: firstname.lastname@example.org Just a few words about this whole thing. (a) I asked, and **continue to ask**, for no discussion solely because I wanted to avoid this degenerating into another meta-meta-debate. (b) Since it seems to matter to some people, I am a Canadian of mainly Scots (but some English and Irish) descent, now studying in Edinburgh. (c) The posters who are trying to derive my views on the political debate are going to have some trouble, since I don't know what my views are myself! --Jamie. email@example.com "Where on your palm is my little line"