Re: Flames & off-list replies
Robert Haar (rhaar@RUST.NET)
Wed, 16 Apr 1997 19:27:28 -0400
> From: Derleth, Michael <mderleth@ELI.NET>
> >>I would like for Tim to post these "flames" so that, through moral
> we could ask the "flamers" to desist.<<
> This is the second or third situation in the last couple months, and I
> must agree with Joseph Alessi...we can't stop what we don't have details
> on. If we are missing all these flames, I wonder what -good- information
> we are missing as one person replies privately to another.
> Another thing we should remember is people's differing tolerance
> for criticism. A former SM I worked with viewed any question on any
> topic as a personal attack. This may or may not be the case with Tim.
> Perhaps with some further info on the flames (even posted privately
> to the listowner as a courtesy) we could get back to Scouting.
Yes, this might well be the case here. There may also have been
direct email interactions which were genuine flaming. I have not
seen anything in the list recently that I would call flaming. Some
intemperate remarks or responses that missed the original point.
However, if the "flames" were in t he form of email outside this
list, then re-posting them here without the author's permission
would, in my opinion, be a violation of courtesy and reasonable
Maybe we need an arbiter who is outside the discussion?
Robert Haar email: email@example.com
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