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From Jeff Trawick <traw...@gmail.com>
Subject modes of discussion
Date Sun, 08 Apr 2012 13:48:55 GMT
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

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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