Re: vaa.ci.vee : two poems

V. Chowdary Jampala (cjampala@quark.dayton.net)
Sun, 28 Sep 1997 14:52:06 -0400 (EDT)


On Sat, 27 Sep 1997, Ramakrishna S. Pillalamarri wrote:


> At this point, I am asking for no more discussion on this thread.

	An edict like this needs, at the least, an explanation. What in
this discussion was objectionable? Was it specific elements or was it the
totality of the posts? Was it the original post that was objectionable or
was it the follow-up? Were there off-line requests to the list-owner
requesting such an edict or is it the list-owner's sensitivities that are
offended?

> Interested participants may continue it on SCIT, but not on telusa.

	That is gratuitous.

> 
> I would also like to know how many of the members of this group
> agree with this request. 

	The last time, the list owner wanted a poll, there were many
objections around. I wonder how many of the members ant a poll this time.

> I would like to point out that there are
> 90+ members in telusA. There are men, women, young, old, people
> that frequently post, and those that never do. In addition to this
> there are many who just follow it on the homepage.
> 
> I posed the following question a couple of years ago, in response
> to a similar thread:
> 
>         You are at somebody's house for a party. There are people
> 	there, men and women, young and old, people that you know 
> 	and those you don't. In that situation, would you start 
> 	such a discourse?
> 
> 	(In fact, in the previous case, the poster said - yes!)
> 
> Is the group telusA any different? Why would people feel comfortable 
> in such discussions here?

	Telusa is certainly a gathering, but a gathering of people that
were specifically interested in discussing literature. I grant that each
'gathering' (literary or otherwise) has its own tolerance levels. However,
I didn't realize that like some of the net-watching programs, the Telugu
(or is it Sanskrit) word for breasts is taboo in this forum. There is a
lot of Telugu literature, both classical and modern, that would be off
limits to telusa, if it is indeed the parameter.

	Regards		-- Chowdary Jampala

PS: question to vaasu: was the title yours, or was it vaa.ci.vee's? Were
these two free standing poems or were they a part of a series? (I suggest
that when a piece is posted, an intro would serve to place that piece in
context. Speaking for myself, I find such intros helpful; it is great to 
know that you think vaa.ci.vee is great, but some of us would be
interested in being educated as to why you think that he is or these
selections are great).

PPS: If vaasu doesn't want to answer my questions on thsi forum in
deference to the listowner's ruling, I would appreciate a personal mail
(even though I suspect that there are a few telusaers with the same
questions.