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Re: [at-l] Whites and slackpacking
"...Let's at least reject the opportunity to twist known facts about this
tragedy to rant against slackpacking and cell phones," properly urges Orange
I would go even further. I think we would be a happier list if we could avoid
characterizing others comments as "rants" and a "twist(ing)" of facts. I once
was chastised (properly) for calling another's contributions, "silly."
I've tried since to either ignore or comment on what is being said, rather than
to label it with derogatory verbs and adjectives. All of us on the list are
sometimes wise in our offerings, and sometimes unwise. Very few of us, if any,
have the time or inclination to fashion our comments so carefully as to avoid
misunderstanding -- even if such were possible.
For what its worth, I sometimes can think of many derogatory words to use
against postings. I try to refrain because I think rational conversation is more