Re: how we read oops

Subject: Re: how we read oops
From: Sally Marquigny <SALLYM -at- MSMAILHQ -dot- NETIMAGE -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 1995 17:41:00 PST


You've made an understandable error (did it myself at first glance) in that
1) you haven't read Robert Bohle's original post yet, and 2) he didn't make
it clear that signing off the list was *not* a result of the mild
reprimands. At the start of his first post, he said:

>...I have made a decision to edit my
>listservs down to at least single digits, and I must now signoff this
>one, though you have some int. discussions. So please e-mail me
>privately if you have comments or questions.

Seems as though he wasn't just being polite when he said they were *mild*
reprimands. Even accolades probably wouldn't have kept him on our list, as
his decision was already made for practical reasons.

Rest easy that we aren't all that bad--why, did you see the glowing message
from Kelly Burhenne? :)

Sally Marquigny Network Imaging Systems
sallym -at- msmailhq -dot- netimage -dot- com Herndon, VA
To: Multiple recipients of list TECHWR-L
Subject: Re: how we read oops
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 1995 3:36PM

> Hello all: I have been mildly reprimanded for sending out some
> helpful hints on how we read that are - apparently - hard to read.
> Unfortunately, my site is having some problems, I am a
> techno-peasant, and I am signing off this list.

I haven't read Robert Bohle's message yet, but I did save it to read
later. Exactly what are we becoming when we actively chase someone
off the list? The message seemed to be rather appropriate material,
who cares if the line breaks aren't perfect? We need to get to the
point where we deal with minor annoyances as minor annoyances, and
not as life-threatening dangers.

I say, if Robert Bohle can show me a thing or two about how people
read, he can certainly be a valuable contributor to a list that
pretends to be about writing better.

glen accardo glen -at- softint -dot- com
Software Interfaces, Inc. (713) 492-0707 x122
Houston, TX 77084

Did the Corinthians ever write back?

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