|Re: everybody stay polite|
Message #12 Posted by John Smith on 29 June 2003, 6:25 p.m.,
in response to message #11 by Norm
Your response can be regarded as well advised for the board, but unnecessary because it should be well understood the civility and mutual respectfulness apriori by all posters. Any short of that will trigger anger.
I was angry at Raymond due to his disrespectful remarks quoted below:
<<BTW: If more pseudos like 'John Smith' are posting here, maybe I'll use the German equivalent in the future: Peter Mustermann...>>
I got inflammed by this kind of remarks. Whether 'John Smith' is a real name or assumed name for the board is irrelevant. Important thing should be the content. Personally, whether you are 'Norm' or 'Malcom X" I could care or less. But I deeply try to analyze and try to understand what are you trying to say. Is it your statement, analysis, thesis, monologue, or opinion regardless who you are? My response (if I have any) would be fully based on the content of your post. If I see any deviation from this I try to take corrective action immediately. If I let it go, or ignore those nonsense, it may become an accetable standard which I cannot accept. I'm an engineering faculty of a graduate school where I teach aerodynamics and advanced engineering mathematics mostly to doctoral students. I do not understand much anything deeper outside my field. My visit to this board almost rare to nil. Only time I visit here when I have problems with my 41CV and its accessories. Thus, I do not know most of the posters here except a few those who helped me in the past. In my view, they are highly professional, respectful, courteous, and most importantly, unselfish. They genuinely and generously tried to resolve my calculator's problem by providing wealth of hands-on experienced advice, lack of which I had no other recourse but trashing my equipments. So, I have nothing but good experince from this board.