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Subject: Re: apology

Re: apology

From: David Hall <>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 13:25:12 -0400

Paul Louden wrote:
> David Hall wrote:
>> Perhaps off-list discussion is not the answer - but (IMHO) clearly
>> on-list discussion is not the answer.
> There's more or less only three options though <snip> The last one
> isn't going to make someone stop top posting, and between the first two
> despite these long discussions the public one has had the higher success
> rate for me.
Two things:
1 - It is easy to justify broken behavior (public, unproductive,
emotional fighting) when possibilities are defined in an artificially
narrow manner.

Amongst the many other possibilities are to change to a moderated list.

2 - "success rate" = what? Number of people who publicly admit they
were wrong? Number of people who change their behavior? Number of
times such bloated argumentative threads appear?

I would argue that if there were a success rate worth talking about
these (huge and emotional) threads would cease to exist. Period.
Anything else is failure.

How do you measure the numbers of people who leave offended?


Received on 2009-07-15

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