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From: "Phil Allison"
Subject: Re: Personal Insults, ruin newsgroups
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Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 23:22:24 +1100
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"carltons" wrote in message
> In article , "Phil Allison"
> > "John Woodgate" wrote in message
> > news:L0PXLUBCYGK+EwyX@jmwa.demon.co.uk...
> > >
> > > Pardon?
> > > Most of us do that; the problems are caused by people who are only too
> > > articulate with arrogance,insults and four-letter words, irrespective
> > > of whether they are clueless or clueful.
> > ** No John W - many of the problems are caused by persons like
> > yourself.
> > Nitpickers and pedants who confound a debate instead of
> > it.
> > Then they fence sit and watch the fun and say ooh and ahh - isn't
> > awful.
> > ............... Phil
> You are absolutely correct!!! Many times the snide remarks elicit the
> "insults and four-letter words". I think most of the people answering a
> question are helpful. Even if some of their responses may be incorrect to
> some degree, the civil people in the thread will point that out without
> totally dismissing the response. The average respondent is trying to help
> out and not trying to learn how to type via the keyboard or to impress
> people with their "expertise".
> Steve Carlton WB4CZR
** Well said Steve - you can see some of the "culture" going on here is
highly antithetic to good answers ever being posted. 4 out of 5 of mine are
attacked for no valid reason by one or more of the resident nitpickers from
hell who think the own the place.
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