[ExI] few bits per second
ross.evans11 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 27 21:15:45 UTC 2010
2010/6/27 <udend05 at aol.com>
> >There are several here now that joined in the past couple months.
> >I do urge caution for those who do not know the local players very
> well. I have seen borderline dismissive comments come across to those who
> have been around here a long time and have amassed a truly impressive pile
> of credibility, for so many excellent reasons. New guys, we value your
> input very much. Take your time, get to know who is who, review the
> archives if you wish, learn which posters deserve the utmost respect and
> why, thanks.
> I trust that if I have myself made any 'borderline dismissive comments', I
> may be forgiven for it. I had been under the impression
> that this was a forum for intellectual debate, not a private member's club
> for mutual sycophancy or hero-worship. The role of
> 'newbie', sitting at the feet of his masters, doesn't sit with me very
> well, I'm afraid.
> 'Truly impressive piles of credibility' notwithstanding, when a debate is
> open and honest, comments from *either side* must be
> given and taken with respect. I had an interesting debate with Damien which
> I feel came to a healthy conclusion, and one with
> Keith Henson which, sadly, just came to an end (I am still awaiting his
> reply); there may have been moments in either of those
> debates where a certain aggressive attitude was evident. I did not take
> offence, as in discussions of these kinds I try to exercise
> the respect which I mentioned above. However, if I stand corrected on this
> issue, and I am expected to keep quiet with an air
> of reverent awe, then I fear I may be in the wrong place.
> Damian U.
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