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Subject: [TowerTalk] Re: Apologies...
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Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 04:28:40 +0000
> Since many users of these services have been kind to me in several
> issues regarding bonafide tower and DX matters, my intent was to
> repay the kindness with this message of seeming interest.
> I have also just received comments from several users of these
> services that my action and conduct is neither appropriate or
> desired.

Cliff, I was one who posted a "debunking" note on the virus alert. My 
sole intent was to try to head off an avalanche of these messages, as 
urban legends have quite a life. This one reappears about every 6 
weeks, and is well documented as a myth.

>From the standpoint of wishing to help others, particularly those who 
have helped you, your action was certainly appropriate and 
appreciated. However, since the "intent to render assistance" is one 
of the vehicles that propagates urban legends (and is one of the 
trademarks of them) it is easy to get sucked in on them.

Please don't take personally any of the posts (including my own) that 
may have left you thinking you had done something wrong. All you did 
was fall for a trap that has caught lots of people.

For more information on virus scares and virus urban legends, try: 

I hope this helps.
73, Rod N4SI
    The DXer formerly known as N9AKE
         (c) 5 November, 1996

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