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From Stefan Fritsch ...@sfritsch.de>
Subject Re: modes of discussion
Date Mon, 09 Apr 2012 16:04:53 GMT
On Sunday 08 April 2012, Jeff Trawick wrote:
> Some of the behavior here is embarrassing.  Yelling about not
> following procedures that nobody else even follows as stated,
> threatening, whining, crudity or at least making fun of objections
> to crudity, extreme defensiveness, etc. do not reflect well on us
> or our ability to do anything together.  Even without staking out
> extreme positions, attempts to communicate concerns in the
> simplest manner can elicit very strong emotional reactions which
> feed the frenzy.  Some less active participants must see it as a
> poor statement on the human condition that there can be such
> fireworks about such a simple little project.
> We need to try harder to avoid the extreme offensive and defensive
> positions and acknowledge that e-mail is a limited tool in the best
> of circumstances, and that some of us are enigmas to each other
> even in the best of circumstances.


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