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Re: [ontolog-forum] ontospam (was: Re: Current Semantic Web Layer pizza

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From: Jack Teller <drjackteller@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 03:35:33 -0400
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Pat,  I like it. Thanks for the 'new word'    (01)

Jack    (02)

Pat Hayes wrote:
> Folks,
> Allow me to suggest that we refrain from responding to such obviously 
> nonsensical and vacuous expressions of institutionalized ignorance as 
> the recent postings on this thread. My response, after some cursory 
> checking to verify that the claims are indeed as nonsensical as they 
> sound (in this case, for example, the fact that the world of Thomas, 
> Ballard and KFI is entirely self-referring and self-contained, with 
> no connection to any scholarly or published work for the last 20 
> years; and that if its claims were even partly correct, it would by 
> now have put Oracle out of business) is to simply create an email 
> filter to auto-trash such stuff. Arguing with these people is like 
> arguing with creationists about evolution.
> Let me propose that we adopt the term "ontospam" for this kind of 
> input, in order that we can all save one anothers' time by using it 
> to categorize such inputs quickly and precisely. It is pretty easy to 
> recognize, see for example 
> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?DennisThomas.
> Pat Hayes
>       (03)

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