Subject: Re: flame wars, humor and serious request /was Re: Effective approaches
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2001 13:38:39 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* John Foderaro <>
>  I sure that I'm not the only person who doesn't feel completely
> as ease posting to this group due to the likelihood of
> personal attacks in return.  It's just so juvenile.

  Rest assured that you are not attacked unless you attack someone first.
  Since you do that, the likelihood of you receiving criticism for it rises
  dramatically.  Quit it, and you will find that everybody responds
  maturely.  It is your own fault that you get the responses you get.  Your
  first response to my _technical_ issues with your IF* stunt was personal.
  You set the tone, and have stayed by it since.  That you now gripe about
  losing the game you want to play and pretend that you are better than you
  are is simply pathetic.

  There is no need to talk about behaving better.  Just behave better.  If
  you talk about it and fail, it makes you look so much _more_ juvenile,
  but also hypocritical and pretentious.  Guess again if you think this
  makes you look better in anyone else's eyes.