Fwd: RE:Banal banter/off topic

From:"Dr. Ian Montgomery." <ian.montgomery@bio.gla.ac.uk>

<html> Terry,<br> <x-tab>        </x-tab>Banter is like fashion, it has a lifespan so let it run its course. Probably after the weekend it will be forgotten. What drives the lifespan past its 'sell buy date' are complaints, not yourself, about the postings. These usually run longer than the original posting and when they eventually finish the original source is long forgotten.<br> <x-tab>        </x-tab>Me, well I'm from the central belt in West of Scotland where humour including the banter and very rich banter is a way of life. I'm away for a coffee and I can assure you, all you'll here from the coffee room is screaming and laughing as the banter gets going. Isn't the diversity of cultures a wonderful thing. Did I ever tell you about, no, better not.  <br> Ian<br><br> <br> <blockquote type=cite class=cite cite>Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 16:32:33 +0100<br> From: Terry.Marshall@rgh-tr.trent.nhs.uk<br> Subject: RE:Banal banter/off topic<br> To: histonet@pathology.swmed.edu<br><br> This subject (inevitably) came up recently in another newsgroup.<br> Below is the post I sent to them, which is as apt here.<br><br> I have always been a supporter of non-subject related matter in the various newsgroups to which I have subscribed, and have in the past, posted in support of that practice.<br> I have expressed the view that like-professioned  folks will tend to have have like interests and personalities. Ish.<br><br> There does however need to be balance, and I must agree that the amount of drivel recently has been excessive. Not for me; I can hit a delete as fast as anyone, but for the more serious folks.<br> We don't want to lose anyone.<br><br> I suggest that if they can put up with a little banter, we can put up with a little self restraint.<br><br> Terry L Marshall<br> Histopathologist<br> Rotherham General Hospital, Yorkshire</blockquote> <x-sigsep><p></x-sigsep> <font color="#0000FF">Dr. Ian Montgomery,<br> West Medical Building,<br> University of Glasgow,<br> Glasgow,<br> G12 8QQ.<br> Tel: 0141 339 8855.  Extn:6602.<br> Fax: 0141 330 2923<br> e-mail: ian.montgomery@bio.gla.ac.uk</font></html>
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