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[at-l] how do I post without causing a fight
- Subject: [at-l] how do I post without causing a fight
- From: TrailR at aol.com (TrailR@aol.com)
- Date: Tue Apr 12 22:50:48 2005
In a message dated 4/12/2005 9:34:19 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
I know I'm new to your list and probably many will feel I have no right to
ask, but why do opinions have to be related with so much animosity? I now know
not to mention those little doohickeys that you dial on to speak to
people... I now know not to bring up books regarding the trail... I now know not to
mention the type of pack I use. This having been said, I really would like to
know, how do i post a question here? I'd like to feel comfortable to ask an
important question, but I worry that the answer to any question will be lost
in the 20 responses that have nothing to do with my question and have more to
do with the member to member history on the list. I guess my question is
simply: How do I avoid starting a fight and still get a question answered?
Judge what to bring based on what you feel you need, not what we feel
you need. But first, listen to all the different opinions (and listen more
the ones that are given by actual long distance hikers), there is a lot of
information to be had. Having said that, delete all the email that yells at
about their gear, and read the rest. Ask any question you want, no question
dumb, and if it starts a war, it wasn't your fault.
Go to this web site and read the thruhiking papers, it may help you decide
yourself what you "need".
Jim and Ginny Owen (spirit Eagle) got my thruhiking dreams started and
taught me the realities of a thru hike. I "blame" them for my thruhiking
and Thank them for it's success.
hotdog AT 03