[Homeroast] Bottomless and feckless

Ryan M. Ward silvercro_magnon at hotmail.com
Sun May 9 12:39:52 CDT 2010

Well, to speak to Ray's defense, he did use standard notation to indicate that he had changed the quote:
"...according to the tenets of the Church of the Green Bean, as they have
been revealed to [*$]"IE the square braces. 
Ryan M. Ward

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> Date: Sun, 9 May 2010 01:22:06 -0500
> From: maney at two14.net
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Bottomless and feckless
> On Thu, May 06, 2010 at 05:33:07PM -0700, Wally Merrin wrote:
> > So are we to assume you are ok with editing other people's posts so  
> > their words are changed to say something completely different?  That is 
> Mama Mia, now that's a straw man!  Anybody got any Alka-Seltzer?
> > what started this, and it isn't the first time it has happened.  There 
> > have been several occasions where quotes were altered in order to 
> > establish a straw man argument.  That may be humor to you, but to me it 
> > is dishonesty.
> Just to be clear, if Ray mangles others' words in a serious discussion,
> then yeah, that wastes everyone's time.  This was about *THE* CHURCH*
> *OF* *THE* *GREEN* *BEAN*, an imaginary congregation of obsessive
> coffee homeroasters.  It's frickin' humor *all* the way down.
> Chastising someone for loose quoting in a laughter-filled thread says
> more about the humorless commenter than the misquoter... and is,
> frankly, stupid.  If you just can't stand Ray - and I can sort of
> understand that, he's often pretty... opaque - then learn to use your
> "next" key; if the irritation is really bad, learn to use your mail
> tool's filtering capabilities.
> -- 
> Putting out the fire with gasoline?  That trick never works!
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