|One other thing to be pointed out...|
Message #10 Posted by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) on 20 Feb 2003, 10:09 a.m.,
in response to message #8 by Thibaut.be
One thing we forgot to mention: as far as we can notice, all of the messages in here are posted by human being; no A.I. system, no auto-answered data bank, just plain, old (sometimes actually old) fashioned human beings...
If you are going to focus any social or psycological aspect, you're in the right place. And that's one of the most important things to be pointed out: everyone in here has deep knowledge about some particular subject, directly or not directly related to the main theme. And mutual respect is always present, even when healthy jokes (like this one) happen. Each of us see each other with much respect.
That's a very good behavior. And I like it a lot.
You may see that many (almost all) of us use actual names, in a few cases we may identify an anonymous as being one of us in a particular expression, but it is rare. And that is the spirit.
I'm a teacher, and I always mention in my classes that science states the human being is the only animal that laughs, so we have the right to. And I accept as a serious person the one that knows when to stop laughing. A tedious, bad-tempered guy is not necessarily a serious person.
And I sometimes write too much...