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
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
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.