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[at-l] how do I post without causing a fight

In a message dated 4/12/2005 9:34:19 PM Eastern Daylight Time,  
infinity1plus1@yahoo.com writes:

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".
_http://www.spiriteaglehome.com/_ (http://www.spiriteaglehome.com/) 

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