Re: Here I go Again( very long)
Fred Weber (troop4@MIDWEST.NET)
Fri, 16 Aug 1996 11:56:43 -0500
>> >This list as someone said is for discussion of issues..issues pertaining to
>> >scouts and our nations youth... all I was trying to ask was that we keep the
>> >posts "on point". I realize that several of you are friends and use the list
>> >to keep informed of activities, etc...I dont have a problem with this and I
>> >dont think others do either...
> something you may not have noticied here or any other list you may be a
>member of is that any "gathering" of individuals somehow becomes a family,
>this list is one of those instances. Yes, we share information here about
>scouting and youth, but, we also celebrate the joys and success in
>anothers life, we also share in the humbleness of misery, when one of our
>own is hurting, for whatever reason. I myself had made GREAT friends all
>across this world because of this list. You will find here in this family
>ALL kinds of personalities from grumpies to extremely nice types, but, a
>family we have become, quite frankly I am quite proud of my sisters and
>brothers of the cause.
I think this is great and wonderful... and I dont have a problem with
that... in fact that is one of the benefits of being on the list...
>>> Most of the time I just delete your
>> >post...however, when people post items and your not sure what the subject
>> >means you have to read that mail to find out exactly what the post
>> >means...If it is not "on point" then I delete it..as others do i am
>> >sure...after I have looked at it...
>Sorry to hear this....you very well could have missed out on some serious
the amount of mail on the list pretty much prevents me from reading every
post... and I may have missed something... that the chance I take for the
sake of efficiency...I am not saying we all should...I am only trying to ask
people to think before they hit the reply button..
>As for the rest of your posting....debate is never a flame...only an
>induction to change one thoughts or make stead-fast ones own initial
Sir, I have no problem with debate... but it seems like many on this list
may have... I respect all opinions... but the mail I got... <which was two
to one in FAVOR of my post... because I said what others wanted too..> much
of it was negative and ranged from telling me to leave the list, to I had no
right to express my opinion on "our" list, to I should be seen and not heard
since I was "new", to I should conform...
Those negative emails I recieved were flames...
also ..lost in this somewhere is the fact that I did apologize for my posts
because I DID NOT INTEND TO OFFEND ANYONE...that was NOT my purpose..I was
trying to offer some constructive criticism THAT I did not communicate well...
and if I remember correctly I asked that we put this thread to bed...that I
was sorry...and that if anyone wanted to reply to please do so to me
personally and not to the list...
I used to be a "crab"
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City