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Such self-exclusion is certainly not the result of any conscious exclusion by other participants and often is not even noticed by anyone but the person who has attempted to influence the discourse in terms of his or her own internal representations. The self-excluder's message or messages have simply been ignored. The reason for ignoring those messages is never articulated, hardly even considered. If questioned as to why the self-excluder's mail was not responded to, other participants would probably indicate that the e-mails were too long, too complicated, too "stuffy," too "pretentious," or too "rigid."