Subject: Re: OT: Usenet lack of civility (was Re: Logical pathname hosts.) From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 1998/12/25 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Stig Hemmer <firstname.lastname@example.org> | In a face-to-face situation we would see the reactions of the bystanders | and realize that this is _not_ the way to behave. Even if the uncivil | ones themselves didn't see it, at least they wouldn't recruit many new | ones. Not so on the Net. s/uncivil/stupid/ and you might have a clue. it appears, though, as if you think annoying people who are uncivil it the right way to make them less uncivil, because you don't think people are uncivil because they have been annoyed. I have the exactly opposite view. I think people annoy others for no particular reason -- they just do it because they are stupid and inconsiderate. however people respond uncivilly because they have actually been annoyed by somebody stupid and inconsiderate. it appears as though you do not recognize any cause of uncivility at all, and think annoying people is perfectly legitimate, especially if it is done by somebody stupid and inconsiderate, whom the rest of the world should treat nicely. is that so? if so, I have finally figured you out and why you go around poking people in the eye (virtually speaking) to prove to yourself that they have bad tempers. here's today's tip: stop poking people in the eye, and see if they still have a bad temper. I have a feeling you will be very surprised by the reversal of cause and effect compared to what you believe in. #:Erik -- Nie wieder KrF! Nie wieder KrF! Nie wieder KrF! Nie wieder KrF!