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Re: post-moderating this list

From: Sergei Steshenko
Subject: Re: post-moderating this list
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 14:09:29 -0800 (PST)

----- Original Message -----
> From: Dimitri Maziuk <address@hidden>
> To: Sergei Steshenko <address@hidden>
> Cc: "address@hidden" <address@hidden>
> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2012 10:19 PM
> Subject: Re: post-moderating this list
> On 12/21/2012 1:05 PM, Sergei Steshenko wrote:
>>  According to :
> ...
> Ah, the wiki of the thousand lies strikes again.
> If you google for it, a lot of hits reference the wiki, but
> has a redirect to the one you quoted. Unless you add 
> "&redirect=no" to the URL -- in which case you get a zero content 
> page.
> So all those references are now null and void and people who quote wikipedia 
> in 
> their writings are Making Sh*t Up(tm).
> Thank Google for caches:
> ... More importantly, the phrase is used sarcastically to indicate the 
> counterproductive nature of such punishment or excessive control over 
> subordinates such as staff in the workplace or children living at home.
> Dima

I didn't google for it, I duckduckgo'ed for it :).

Regarding "counterproductive nature" - according to the book I've mentioned 
("The Guru Papers: Masks of Authoritarian Power", ) gurus 
use these techniques quite successfully - exactly because there is a 
substantial amount of people ready to surrender (part of) their freedom to them.

OTOH, you as well as I very well know a Russian idiom: "За одного битого двух 
небитых дают" -> one already beaten up is worth two not yet beaten up.

I think the idiom is quite related to what you are talking about :).


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