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On List Bickering

From: Dave Haith <visions1.nul>
Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2011 10:40:24 +0100
Archived: Sun, 09 Oct 2011 12:43:41 -0400
Subject: On List Bickering

Bickering - dictionary definition: To engage in a petty, bad-
tempered quarrel; squabble.

It's a descriptive word and something I see rather a lot of on
this list.

One recent example is Kentaro's exchange over the 'strange'
thing that AJ says happened to him at Billy Meier's house.

In this case it seems Kentaro is disputing whether AJ's story is
as new or as amazing as suggested with a thinly veiled
ridiculing of the 'alien' who might have come to tea.

Typically when these things happen there seems some history of
bickering between the two who bicker.

This seems to set up a repetitive ping pong action with one or
both of the bickerers seemingly determined to catch the other
one out with some contradiction or inaccuracy.

It is not difficult to predict that a posting by X will evoke a
snide comment from Y. We all know the various sparring partners
who pitch in for a new bout of bickering - we know who tends to
rile who and we sigh 'Here we go again...'

Constructive criticism - and sometimes negative criticism - can
be useful but may I put in a plea for a little kindness?

If somebody thinks someone else is an airhead or simply plain
nutty, the chances are we will all get that message without the
double sniping.

Now and again the 'airhead' has something wonderful to say but
we may never know if he gets deterred from posting for fear of

I do hope this observation will not set me up for some back-
bickering but I would be interested in other's opinions on this
- at least those with something to say other than 'If you don't
like it here - then leave'

I do like it here, among a bunch of brilliant minds, Kentaro
very much included.

I just think it would be nice if we could all learn how to get
along... with less bickering.

Dave Haith

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