RE: offline courtesy among list members

Subject: RE: offline courtesy among list members
From: "Dan Hall" <dhall -at- san-carlos -dot- rms -dot- slb -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 06:47:22 -0600


Feel better? :-)

Actually, I've received a "thank you" in about
99% of cases where I've responded off list.
Maybe you've just been responding to the wrong
(rude) people? <g>

It seems to be a common thread <g> in current
discourse (both on-line and IRL) to leave out
the "common courtesies" of yesteryear.

Don't give up - we all appreciate you.

Group hug, anyone?


Dan "Can't we all just get along?" Hall

Dan Hall
Sr. Technical Writer
SchlumbergerSema RTEMS

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:bounce-techwr-l-72045 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com]On Behalf Of
kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 7:33 AM
Subject: offline courtesy among list members

Sorry to be a whiner, but I'm a little disappointed in the behavior of
some members of this list.

Fairly frequently, other TECHWR-L members contact me off-list, asking for
me to elaborate on something I've posted. In response to their requests, I
have e-mailed them documents, tutorials, summaries of responses I've
received to queries I've posted, sets of screen captures, etc., usually on
the same day they requested it.

And about half the time, I never hear from them again. Not even a "thanks,
but this really isn't what I needed."

Are any of you experiencing the same?

This list provides a tremendous resource to me, and I value it greatly.
But I think that sometimes people who post here are so caught up in
looking for immediate solutions for whatever fire they're currently trying
to put out, that they forget some common courtesies.

We're all busy. And yet, we take the time to put in our two cents.

Just typing "thanks" and hitting the Reply button would make a big
difference, at least to me. </END SAD VIOLIN MUSIC>

- Keith "tech writers have feelings too" Cronin

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