(Fwd) Correcting in public

Subject: (Fwd) Correcting in public
From: "T. Mazza" <tmazz -at- KODIAK -dot- ADAMS -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 1997 10:28:59 -0500

Why not reply to that person in private and ask him/her to correct himself in
public, for the benefit of all readers, in a way that helps save face?

Ponder this - One of the very basic parenting tricks is not to correct your
children in public. Once in a while I slip and do correct my children in
public - the result? They feel humiliated, embarrased and resentful. If I
correct them in private and ask them to behave in a certain way in public, they
feel respected and they do behave better in public. Must be human nature, eh?

Remember this: Do unto others 20% better than you would have them do unto you,
to correct for subjective error.


--- Forwarded mail from "Mark L. Levinson" <mark -at- MEMCO -dot- CO -dot- IL>

Date: Wed, 5 Feb 1997 15:03:28 -0800
Reply-To: "Mark L. Levinson" <mark -at- MEMCO -dot- CO -dot- IL>
From: "Mark L. Levinson" <mark -at- MEMCO -dot- CO -dot- IL>
Subject: Correcting in public
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU

"I just read a reply to a message that politely, but publicly, pointed
out that
the original sender had made a mistake in terminology. <snip> However,
I
remember from my years as a teacher that you should praise in public and
punish
in private.

** Not sure which message you're referring to, but if someone
posts incorrect information, we should think not only of
that person's feelings but also of the list-readers who,
if the item goes uncorrected, could remain misinformed.

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