Re: Flame about citation

Subject: Re: Flame about citation
From: Joe Chew <jtchew -at- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 1995 21:23:19 GMT

I might add that in the course of a long thread, people and
their sometimes lamebrained newsreaders can make a perfect
hash of attributions, whereupon the thread digresses into an
elaborate attempt to retract, reroute, disclaim, and deny even
having read, much less made, the comments in question. There's
a time for deliberately shaving off attributions as well as a
time to put them in!

When you do elect to include attributions, especially on a
controversial subject, be *really* sure to track them down to
original sources. What you see on the screen at the moment
is a filtered, nth-generation product that might have been
accidentally or maliciously confused in God knows how
many ways.

Cheers,
--Joe "Been there, done that, and had that done to me" Chew


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