Contact off-list/on-list (was Re: SLAVE labor?...)

Subject: Contact off-list/on-list (was Re: SLAVE labor?...)
From: "Dick Margulis " <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 11:58:27 -0400

I have a way of irritating some people--especially those who don't actually read what I write. That's not a surprise and not what I'm writing about at the moment, however.

The question I have relates to corresponding with such individuals. One participant in this list told me, "Never write to me off-list again, and I think you know why." Well, I never wrote to that person again, on or off-list; but I still don't know why. Others have said, in essence, "How dare you respond to me on-list! And I think you know why."

So here's my question. And I hope all those who have decided to hate me for things I never said take this opportunity to reply to me, either on- or off-list: Is there any way to determine a priori whether it is better to disagree with you in private or in public? Is there a general rule of netiquette that everyone but me knows about? Or should I just resolve to agree with what everyone says, regardless of the logical impossibility of doing so, and be done with it?


dmbrown -at- brown-inc -dot- com wrote:

>Having tried once already, off-list, to counter Mr. Eagles' remarks, I was about to try again--on-list, this time, since that is his preference.

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