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RE: whither civility?
>>We ask, and expect, of others who have a vested
>>interest in their "products" to disclose such... and yes, this was a form
>>such without disclosure. Honesty and trust is paramount to this group's
>>success. Remember, we are one big family. And family members shouldn't
>>other family members.
I'm not really sure how to say this, but I think these put-downs on the
list--over "selling", or suspension "ignorance", or "VR6 vs. V6"--are getting
out of hand.
I'm sure the authors' of the several recent examples don't realize it, but
their victims are likely both well-intentioned (or at least unknowing) and
ill-deserving of such brusque treatment at the hands of their peers.
Please, let's all take a moment to consider how our posts might be received
by newbies or anyone, just as if you'd say it to their face. No one on this
list deserves malevolence in return for eagerness, or condescension for
naiveti. It is far better to set an example in any event, for that is how we
BTW--there's nothing wrong with selling (I am myself a 14 year sales veteran
in the PC biz); it's what makes the world go 'round. Although I agree the
list is ill-suited to open solicitation, the old aphorism about two wrongs
not making a right still stands.
Just my $1.00's worth (inflationary equivalent of $0.02.)
JosephAmes@msn.com or Master@nb.net or firstname.lastname@example.org
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1952 Conn 10M tenor sax