Re: What's the purpose of this list?

Subject: Re: What's the purpose of this list?
From: "Mike O." <obie1121 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 12:59:42 -0500


Wendy Cunningham wrote:
> Was I mistaken to think it was a place to get the support and friendly
> advice from fellow technical writers?

No, you were not mistaken. There is a.lot of support and friendly advice
here.

> I've only been here a week or so
> and I'm astonished at how much negativity and
> slamming is thrown around.

Yes, you are right about that too. Both things are true simultaneously. If
you think about it, you really wouldn't value a forum where everything was
sugarcoated all the time and everybody had the same viewpoints.

I value the bullies, the wimps, the quitters, and everybody in between. At
this point, there is probably not a single contributor to this list I
haven't learned something useful from.

Maybe instead of slamming people for "negativity," ask them - what were
their experiences that led them to that world view?

Mike O.





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