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« on: September 02, 2004, 05:47:38 PM »

Yes, that's right.  Now you can't use them in libraries.

http://www.kesq.com/Global/story.asp?S=2228603

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A new ordinance that takes effect September 15th bans all cell phone use in libraries. That includes talking, text messaging and ringing tones of any kind.First-time violators will be warned, then fined 250 dollars if they don't comply. A second offense gets a 500 dollar fine and third-time offenders will pay a thousand bucks.


I don't have a big problem with this, but how much further is it going to go?  Then again, I have a cell phone and I hardly use it at all.

What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2004, 05:59:14 PM »

What do I think?

Honestly?  Hmmm....

I think this will cause even more crying from the masses over something that really doesn't amount to jack shit.

People will cry and cry and cry over the smallest shit in the world, and this will be no exception.

Morons!

Yeah yeah... I'm in one of those moods today.  Bunch of panzy crying babies.  If I find any person crying over this in the library I go to, I will personally hand them a tissue.

"But my rights!"

"You have the right to shut the fuck up, it's a library!"

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Well, you did ask what we thought about it....  

Sorry.

There actually is another side to me that HATES being told what I can and can't do by some random policy maker.  But in this case, that side loses.

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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2004, 06:22:14 PM »

Good. But also bad. I am all for people not using cell phones in the library. I am all against the idea that we have to force people to be polite. It just sucks. Why can't people just see that it is rude to use their phone and not use it. Bastards.  :x

One thing though, if the phone didn't make any noise, why wouldn't you be able to text message? That could be just a little overboard. They could have just went with no talking on the phone, and no ringing or tones, period.
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2004, 07:31:12 PM »

I'm going to agree with happydog here.

Why can't they text message as long as the phone is on silent?

I don't use my phone for text messaging, and I generally only use the phone for very convenient short calls or emergencies. BUT, I do think they should still be able to have their phones turned on, as long as they're on silent. I don't see how text messaging can in any way disturb anyone else in a library as long as it's done quietly.
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2004, 08:13:08 PM »

Because the ordinance "bans all cell phone use."

Text messaging is "use".  

At least, that's what I'm assuming as to why it seems so overblown.

Edit:  Took out all the crap.




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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2004, 02:07:20 AM »

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Text messaging is "use".  


Does anyone else see the vibrate function coming up in the news with another "inappropriate" use in a library? (and two very distinctly different fines involved)   :twisted:  
That would rank up there with toilet paper tube and gerbil story.  biggrin
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2004, 03:09:55 AM »

hopefully Fines for cell phones in use at movie theatres will be next.
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2004, 12:27:02 PM »

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hopefully Fines for cell phones in use at movie theatres will be next.


I want this to happen.. not tomorrow, not now.. but like, a year ago. Yeah, I want it to happen YESTERDAY if possible.
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