RE: Are tech writers inherently snobby?

Subject: RE: Are tech writers inherently snobby?
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 16:50:55 -0400

The whole private reply/public post thing is tricky. Sometimes, clicking
Reply opens by default a private reply only to the poster. Other times,
clicking Reply opens a public reply to the whole list. I don't know if
this is because of my own Outlook setup or some other reason.

Either way, I've made both mistakes in the past -- replying privately to
someone's public post, and vice versa. And in both cases, I've sometimes
had to apologize for offense taken.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gene Kim-Eng
> Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 4:41 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Are tech writers inherently snobby?
> Assuming that Karen's interpretation of the emails she
> received was correct, I think the "conflating event" was the
> decision of their senders to send private replies to open
> posts. Unless there is some reason to believe that the
> senders chose this route because they believed that open
> replies might be embarrassing to Karen, for them to think
> that she would actually have some interest in being insulted
> or otherwise offended by them in private in a manner they
> would not be willing to have seen by all sounds to me like
> the height of arrogance.

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