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[filmscanners] RE: Tiresome Arguments Ad Infinitum



There's probably a dissertation in here somewhere:  why mailing lists
turn mean.

The gratuitous insult, snide remark or outright flame does nothing to
add to the information and may turn other readers off.  It's certainly
not calculated to get the other person to understand.

Debate works when it is civil.  Reasonable people disagree and sometimes
can't come to a consensus.  That's life.  Perhaps its time to move on to
other topics.

        -----Original Message-----
From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
[mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk] On Behalf Of
FrankPeele@aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 3:21 AM
To: bkubiak@attbi.com
Subject: [filmscanners] Re: Tiresome Arguments Ad Infinitum

It's amazing -- and sad -- just how often a few of  those on this list
seem
driven to engage in hair-splitting arguments about anything not seen
quite
their way by another. I've no idea of their chronological ages, but the
level
of their "debate" is way up there at about what you'd expect from
seventh
graders.

I've learned a good bit from this list, and am grateful for that. But
the
tone of the discourse is  w-a-a-a-a-y  too often just petty bickering by
a
few who take themselves much too seriously. True, my delete key still
works,
but it's no longer worth it to me to plow through dozens of rants and
personal attacks to uncover the occasional gem. None of this has been
directed at me, so I don't take it personally; I'm just fed up with it.

I'm curious enough about whether others are growing weary too, that I'll
delay my unsubscribe request a day to see what response this might get.

Frank Peele
Pacific Photographic
Redlands, CA USA

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