RE: [DML] I come to praise Marc Levy, not to bury him!
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RE: [DML] I come to praise Marc Levy, not to bury him!


I thought personal attacks and flame wars were not allowed on the DML?  I
have been on many discussion groups and while some moderators will abuse
their power from time to time, I find this example absolutely appalling.
There is no better way for a moderator to lose credibility than to make
certain requirements of the list members, and then blatantly abuse their own
power right in from of everyone.

Your post has absolutely nothing to do with the man, the car or the company.
All you did was attack a list member, and used your power to get your post
on the list.  Have you ever rejected a post from someone doing exactly as
you have done here?  Do you always take such time and effort and abuse your
power to attack other people you don't agree with?

Based on moderator notes added to previous posts, it would seem your post
should have been rejected with advice to send it off list.  Personally, I
think you should be removed from moderator status with that little childish
outburst, especially since you bragged about the way in which you got the
message through to the list.

No I am not defending Marc; he can do that well enough on his own.


-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Michael Substelny
Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2005 1:04 AM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] I come to praise Marc Levy, not to bury him!

Marc Levy wrote:

> I presented some facts, and gave my opinion on them.
> Did I pass judgment?
Given that Marc Levy's opinion requires no judgment, his opinion must be
fact.   Socrates came to this conclusion about 2,400 years ago.  This would
make Marc Levy's opinion far superior to our mere human opinions.  But
longtime readers of the DML knew this already.
Behold, his superhuman presence graces the DML!
Marc Levy also wrote:
> And you all thought DMCH were in it for the love of
> the car.. LOL!!

Allow me to be the first DMLer to thank Mr. Levy for explaining our
thoughts to us.  Without his superior insight, we might never have known
that we think this.

Marc Levy also wrote:

> Now my opinion on the DMCH run Concours event is dead
> on.

Followed by:

>  Yikes! I am not sure how you got all of that out of
>  my comments, but...

Thank goodness Marc Levy is watching us.  Only his superior opinion can
make us understand that criticism is praise.  Perhaps he will also
remind us that freedom is slavery and ignorance is strength.  Clearly
his thoughts arise on a plane higher than our own.
Marc Levy also wrote:
> They have done nothing to me personally.  I have no
> vendetta against them.  No agenda...   If I did, then
> my opinions would not be worthless??  I think the
> opposite would be true.

Obviously this statement cannot make logical sense to any mere human.  I
dare not contemplate the true nature of Marc Levy, for fear he may smite me
. . . and my little automobile, too.

Finally, Marc Levy said:

> When did I ask to be honored?
Such plainspoken humility.  Does anyone dare respect Mr. Levy's wishes
and convey less honor to him?  Surely, not I.
- Mike Substelny
   humbled to be moderating my own messages
  . . . the same week that Marc Levy deigns to post
  "Yes, there have been jokes at my
    expense but I think James
    knows I can take it."  - Marc Levy

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