Topicality of Postings

From: Sarasvati (root)
Date: Fri Dec 01 2000 - 18:43:16 EST

Good Morning Children:

The topic of the day is Topicality. It should have been
yesterday's topic, but I was busy with something else.

Topicality was moderately disregarded in message UMLSEQ:17099
when Monsieur LaBonte saw fit to regale us with the once-cute
"Revocation" that has been making the rounds so much lately
over there in the Colonies... 'Leven Digit Boy predictably,
compounded the digression (which Monsieur LaBonte should have
known better than to start in the first place) by quoting the
missive in toto with one off-color comment embedded (in

Children must play of course, but please let's show some
restraint and moderation: there is quite enough traffic
on this list without resorting to such attempts to derail
the sublime train of topicality. It's not that I really
mind so very much personally -- I mean, bits are bits as
far as I'm concerned, and one is as good as another --
but some folks are annoyed by excess bits of the wrong
persuasion, and begin sending me more pieces of their minds
than I care to receive when they are sprayed with such playful
bits by well-meaning off-topic correspondents.

Cheery regards from your effervescent but
bitwise conservative,

        -- Sarasvati

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