[NAFEX] e-mail lists
jhecksel at voyager.net
Thu Nov 4 18:29:09 EST 2004
Well said, Lon:
Those of us on the receiving end of emails cannot see the arching
eyebrows, the twinkling of eye or hear the drollness of tone. Real life
conversation is a wide-screen, surround-sound medium. Email is peering
into a dimly lit room via a key hole.
Also, spoken conversation is replete with redundancy to reinforce or
nuance meaning. I offer email buddies MUCH latitude as most of us are
not professional writers who finesse their writing to the third drafts
before hitting the SEND button. Email is a first draft media and most
of us are not professional writers.
All these electrons used.....and I must confess there are a few writers
who I filter. It is just too hard for me to read their "stuff".
Perhaps to our mutual loss. Oh well, we all do what we must.
Lon Rombough wrote:
> A thought to consider. When you start a flame war on an e-mail list,
> your words don't just go away. ALL the list members get them, so you
> are exposing your anger to dozens if not hundreds of people. Would
> you want someone else's anger in YOUR computer? And the words are in
> the archives for a LONG time to come.
> Think several times before you send something to a list that is
> anything less than polite and good.
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