[oclug] How does that saying go?
robert at timetraveller.org
Thu Jun 17 02:23:22 EDT 2004
On Thu, 17 Jun 2004, Michael Bazdell wrote:
> Why do people have the urge to argue on this list so often with one
It's not just this list. It's just about every list, and Usenet. I've
known many people who are really nice in real life but argumentative
online. I think there are various reasons for this - increased boldness
from behind the monitor, or a lack of social skills in the medium, or one
of a number of other reasons.
I say sit back, relax and accept that other people have different
opinions. You know what, they might actually be right too :)
Here are a couple of things I find sobering about mailing lists and
1) You really do not know who is watching. Possible future employers or
2) Thanks to the wonderful world of archiving anything you say here will
be around in the time of your great great grand children. I wonder what
they will think of us. Some people said this didn't matter to them last
time I mentioned it on a list (this one I think). That is ok - see my
earlier comments on accepting the opinions of others.
> another? Who really cares what one person says to the other. It's the
Apparently a lot of people do, but I think they should not.
> Really. Who cares? I maybe one of the youngest on the list, but
> sometimes, there are people who act three times younger than I am. Let's
> grow up, stop bickering at each other, and ejoy the list.
You're sounding pretty mature to me.
Thanks for improving the signal-to-noise ratio :)
Robert Brockway B.Sc. email: robert at timetraveller.org, rbrockway at uqconnect.net
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