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On Tue, 1 Feb 2000, mms wrote:

> I would strongly disagree that the "tearjerkers" thread is off-topic! How
> can bibliographies of these very endearing, and enduring books possibly be
> considered OT? I would agree about politics, religions, and *maybe* the
> regionalisms, but the "tearjerkers" thread? No way!!! I plan to use the
> posted titles to beef up my fiction collection. Some people have a very
> narrow view of what is appropriate if that thread is considered OT, IMO.

I think the point moved beyond just what is or is not appropriate.
I think we have some tolerance for occasional "off topic" sorts
of things. But part of it is in knowing when to quit... whether
on topic or off.

   J. Rathbun | Library Teacher - Media Specialist
   Lincoln Elementary School - Las Vegas
   jrathbun@orednet.org [home]
   The views I express are mine and mine alone.

  "Poetry and hums aren't things which you get, they're
   things which get you. And all you can do is to go
   where they can find you."

             -- Winnie the Pooh

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