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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Netiquette
Date Fri, 28 Oct 2005 13:49:08 GMT
Recently, some provocative postings have appeared on this list. Probably 
the poster's colorful language was meant to sound playful and bantering. 
Unfortunately, it has offended some people. This would be a good time to 
remind everyone that the Derby community prides itself on being open, 
constructive, fact-based, and respectful. I trust that the poster will 
not interpret this as a rebuke. The poster has made useful points and I 
hope will continue to do so.

I offer the following piece of advice which newspaper editors used to 
give their reporters: murder your darlings. That is, before hitting the 
send key, remove the clever bits. Gray, humorless prose beats 
misunderstood wit.


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