NG questions and answers

NG questions and answers

Post by Giovan » Sat, 07 Feb 1998 04:00:00



It's easy to see 'flares' occurring in this Group. They are not usual
and they are noticeable!

This NG is a forum for everyone's need. It's free. It's educational. It
is up to the participants to keep it going into whichever direction
they choose. Sometimes, the direction is not acceptable to some. When I
see this, I remain silent. I am a spectator and still follow what is
going on.

I don't feel compelled to get involved in every 'discussion', and I
believe that not every question must be answered.

But that is me. Others feel differently, and this should be respected.

There are a lot of wrong answers given to questions. These can produce
terrible results. There are also discordant answers and, if correct,
they are educational and beneficial. Someone said 'there's more than
one way to skin a cat'.

The problem lies with people that feel compelled to answer questions in
a way that can be interpreted as 'authoritative'. Without research.
Without experience. They are entitled to do it, but this creates
problems.

When I see something like: "You add this or you do that, otherwise you
can expect...", I take it differently from "I found that adding this or
doing that produces...." or "I believe that adding/doing this could
result in...". All these can be correct. The last 2 'tell me to check
and make my own decision'.

It's human nature, I think, to become an expert after doing something
once or twice. But, while true for some it's not true for everyone.

Someone with 20 years of experience may mean 'one year of experience
repeated 20 times'. An other may mean 20 years of various work and
various experiences. I know which one I would follow.

I take things with a grain of salt. I use tolerance. I am grateful for
the opportunity of learning and deciding for myself. And I like to
share what I have learned, once in a while and time permitting.

But that's me. And that's democracy.

Cheers,   Giovanni.

 
 
 

NG questions and answers

Post by Bryan Caspe » Sat, 07 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> It's easy to see 'flares' occurring in this Group. They are not usual
> and they are noticeable!

> This NG is a forum for everyone's need. It's free. It's educational. It
> is up to the participants to keep it going into whichever direction
> they choose. Sometimes, the direction is not acceptable to some. When I
> see this, I remain silent. I am a spectator and still follow what is
> going on.

I couldn't agree with you more!  When people are flaming each other, it is
still interesting to watch how much useful info comes out of the flare. All
you have to do is read between the lines.

But there is a serious problem with flaming. The new guy out there is
watching this happen and is afraid to post because he feels he may get
flamed. Remember that the new people are the life *** of a newsgroup. The
elderly at our church once complained about several babies crying in the
back of the church during each service. I simply spoke up at a church
meeting by saying, "that is the sound of our church growing". They smiled,
and the complaint was never filed again.

The only people who don't make mistakes are the ones who never venture out
and accomplish something. I'm not afraid to make mistakes, just look at
some of my postings on this newsgroup. Sometimes a mistake leads to some
good quality information. Healthy arguments on this newsgroup will cause
that to be the result. But let's all take Giovanni's advice, and disagree
in a civil manner rather than jumping down each others throats. There's
nothing down there by used, oxidized wine anyways!

Bryan Casper

 
 
 

NG questions and answers

Post by Ron Dreye » Sun, 15 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> It's easy to see 'flares' occurring in this Group. They are not usual
> and they are noticeable!

> This NG is a forum for everyone's need. It's free. It's educational. It
> is up to the participants to keep it going into whichever direction
> they choose. Sometimes, the direction is not acceptable to some. When I
> see this, I remain silent. I am a spectator and still follow what is
> going on.

> I don't feel compelled to get involved in every 'discussion', and I
> believe that not every question must be answered.

> But that is me. Others feel differently, and this should be respected.

> There are a lot of wrong answers given to questions. These can produce
> terrible results. There are also discordant answers and, if correct,
> they are educational and beneficial. Someone said 'there's more than
> one way to skin a cat'.

> The problem lies with people that feel compelled to answer questions in
> a way that can be interpreted as 'authoritative'. Without research.
> Without experience. They are entitled to do it, but this creates
> problems.

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Quote:

> I take things with a grain of salt. I use tolerance. I am grateful for
> the opportunity of learning and deciding for myself. And I like to
> share what I have learned, once in a while and time permitting.

> But that's me. And that's democracy.

> Cheers,   Giovanni.

 Amen, brother, amen.  You put my hazy thoughts into the perfect words.
Cheers.