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If I run up on an argument between two folks, I don't join it I avoid it. If it is so heated that I think something might come of it I might call a store manager or a cop if it is in public. I would hope that the powers that be for this list would heed my call and do something about this childish tit-for-tat. The folks that participate in this "public forum" enjoy a bit of healthy give and take and that promotes learning thus opening up avenues for growth. We also expect a bit of restraint on everyone's part so as to have a nice place to go and chat about similar ideas and attitudes without fear of a war of words. The bottom line for those involved is that your no-end-in-site discussion/fight is very disrespectful to everyone else. Is it that you don't care about everyone else or you just want an audience for your scuffle? I should remind you combatants that it is still an argument if there are only the two of you. We don't need to witness your silliness. Why don't you exchange phone numbers and have it out once and for all. If I didn't know better I would think you are married. I am personally beseeching you to cease and desist. I am sure I am joined by others who feel exactly the same way. I would be surprised if many really good folks have already left and that is a tragedy. I come to this list to learn and exchange ideas. I don't know much as of yet but I would hope we wouldn't drive off those that can really help the rest of us. Are we heathens or responsible, respectful adults? Curb those thoughts of responding negatively to those you don't agree with and think a bit how you can respond with a counter that really has substance and can contribute to the overall reason this list exists. Some once said that when two people in an organization agree one of them is unnecessary. I like that statement yet find that when we disagree it often seems to be in an antagonistic manner. Once that occurs we end up with a melee where no one learns anything except how childish and disrespectful some folks are. It is OK to disagree but let us all benefit from your point of view not hate you for how you antagonize the one you don't agree with. There is no room for this type of behavior here and we are all begging you to stop...Please! Terrence - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.