RE: THANKS! Re: It's time to go

Subject: RE: THANKS! Re: It's time to go
From: "Michael Collier" <mcollier -at- arlut -dot- utexas -dot- edu>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 13:50:29 -0600


> So, how about it? Other comments? Suggestions?
>
> Eric

A lot of what I've seen is a kind of ego display...as writers, we are
certainly clever and witty and like to take advantage of opportunities to
demonstrate that. So when someone commits a faux pas of some kind, like
asking a question that has been asked too many times, or fails to search the
internet or the archives first, some people will react to that reflexively.
And in public, no less (i.e. replying to the list instead of expressing
their concerns privately to the poster.)

In these cases perhaps it is time to resurrect the old bromide "you know
where the delete button is, use it." There is no need to clutter up the list
with attempts to teach someone a lesson.

You probably would not berate someone directly in front of their peers or
superiors for something you consider inappropriate. If it is truly egregious
Eric will handle it.

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Michael Collier, Technical Writer Office: N636
Information Systems Laboratory http://isl.arlut.utexas.edu/
Applied Research Laboratories: The University of Texas at Austin
Voice: 512-835-3408 e-mail: mcollier -at- arlut -dot- utexas -dot- edu
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