There are over 280 people in this group, and only a handful of them are involved in this email thread. Two people so far today have asked to opt out of the email list. I am not averse to strong opinions on the message board, but the email list is not the place to hash them out. Please "take it inside, boys" (to the message board
, or in private email).
Proposed rule of thumb: You should not reply publicly more than once to the same person on the same topic. At that point it in danger of becoming an argument, and is no longer appropriate to the public list.
All members: If you are not aware, you can opt to only receive emails from the Meetup organizer (me and my assistants), or you can still receive all emails but in a single daily "digest" instead of one by one. Click the Account link at the top when you are logged into the site, and choose the Membership and Communication section on the left-hand menu.
P.S. I think I'll take a break from sending the weekly email message this Friday.