[Marxism] Re: XXXXX Bashfest 2005
schaffer at optonline.net
Wed Feb 9 08:15:55 MST 2005
Brian Shannon wrote:
> I often write to Jurriaan and others on the list when I have a
> personal disagreement or more often when I want some clarification
> that is off topic. I wish others would do the same.
exactly!!! keep the on-list stuff aimed for the 700 subscribers
world-wide that we have, keep the inter-personal stuff off-list.
let's say three people on this list are disturbed by XXXXX enough that
they want to call him out personally. thats 0.4% of the list base being
vocal, 99.6% of the list is reading w/o reacting, or they are silently
deleting, or whatever. of course, he large majority of this subscription
base reads without posting (i think i will collect some stats on this),
but its still important to keep in mind that posted stuff really IS
directed at all 700 comrades, not just the 1 you are debating.
this may be a bit touchy feely for some of you hardened radicals, but
why not try an intermediate step first before attacking personally
onlist, like: "dear list, XXXX says YYYY and i find this personally
infuriating. is anyone else having this reaction to what XXXX says and
think its important to clear the matter up onlist? love and kisses, ZZZZ".
if you get 0 response to such a feeler, take your attack offlist.
also, we do have a moderator here, one Lou Proyect. if you feel someone
is really abusing the list, write him offlist about it. when he sees the
pulse of the list is leaning towards problems with a poster, he can take
action based on this **collective** response.
i will make this my last 2 bits of output on the Bashfest subject (since
i am working on analog-to-digital convertors today).
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