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Subject:Re: Planet Techwr-l? From:Len Olszewski <saslpo -at- UNX -dot- SAS -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 28 Oct 1996 18:52:10 GMT
In article <9609288465 -dot- AA846538918 -at- feric -dot- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca>, geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
|> Eva Thury advises her students to treat techwr-l as an
|> alien planet: "tread carefully, and remember that the grass
|> may be carnivorous!"
Heh, I like that one m'self.
|> follow the
|> dialogue long enough to identify someone who shares your
|> point of view and who doesn't bite (much)... and send the
|> question to them instead of the list.
I've got one or two more - ya'll can draw your own conclusions about how
good they are.
If you think something you are about to post will make someone angry,
don't post it. If you make someone angry, or elicit a nasty response,
with a post you made in good faith - don't worry about it. If your
message doesn't contribute anything, or is an inappropriate request,
hang onto it (requests can be contributory if they elicit knowledgable
responses in the correct forum).
The unfortunate truth about the increase in edginess that many have
noted on this list is that it just a reflection of a general increase in
confrontational communication in the world at large. Civility,
courtliness, tolerance, and open-mindedness are all on the decline. What
we see here is just our piece of it. What a shame.
The good news; you don't have to play that game.
Obligatory tech writing portion: Has anyone here found a good expository
use for frames in extended HTML?
Len Olszewski My opinions; you go get your own.
saslpo -at- unx -dot- sas -dot- com