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

Subject: Re: Contact off-list/on-list (was Re: SLAVE labor?...)
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 10:09:25 -0700 (PDT)

Dick wrote...

> 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?

Dick...who CARES if one, two, or the whole blooming list doesn't
agree with a post. As long as it conforms with all of Eric's
guidelines, the rest is open-season. We've addressed each other
onlist and off and I don't think either of us took it personal. I say
what I think and I hope those who have strong feelings about my posts
would let's me know, and most often that not, on the list. As you and
others know, not agreeing with me isn't a prerequisite for writing a
post and me not agreeing with a post (yours or anyone elses) doesn't
stop me from writing a reply.

I WANT to see the disagreements on the content and thought process of
posts, both directed to me and between everyone helps give
me a different perspective.

This isn't a list for "Nice technical writers", it is a list for
"Professional technical writers" and part of being professional is
handnig out and taking criticism and disagreements. For those who
cannot handle that, they probably can't handle it at work either and
they wonder why their peers avoid them.

John Posada, Senior Technical Writer
--- Deep Thought
"Will work for money"
mailto:john -at- tdandw -dot- com, 732-259-2874

Do You Yahoo!?
Yahoo! - Official partner of 2002 FIFA World Cup

Save $600: Create great-looking Help files and software demos with
RoboHelp Deluxe. Get RoboHelp and RoboDemo - our new demo software - for one
low price. OR Save $100 on RoboHelp Office in June with our mail-in rebate.
Go to

Your monthly sponsorship message here reaches more than
5000 technical writers, providing 2,500,000+ monthly impressions.
Contact Eric (ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com) for details and availability.

You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.


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

Previous by Author: RE: The Best TC/TW/TE Education...commentary
Next by Author: Re: An Editor's Role...To Punish the Writer?
Previous by Thread: Contact off-list/on-list (was Re: SLAVE labor?...)
Next by Thread: Re: Contact off-list/on-list (was Re: SLAVE labor?...)

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads

Sponsored Ads