`Bully attitudes'

Damien Broderick (damien@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au)
Mon, 04 May 1998 16:49:01 +0000

At 02:09 PM 5/3/98 -0700, Paul wrote:
>Dan Clemmensen wrote:
>> I think you are making some unsupported assumptions:

>If there is a loss of S/N on
>this list, it's due in large part to people putting their ego's and elitist
>bully attitudes first over genuine and healthy discussion and debate. Am I
>alone on this list in thinking this way?

Careful, Paul - Dan, of all people, isn't like that. Some are, sure. A
few, alas, are blithering idiots who babble whatever comes out their
fingers, usually in a small uninteresting blat they add to someone else's
message without trimming it for salience before reposting. But Dan
certainly isn't among their number.

(In this case, it's true, I also felt he probably should have taken a
little longer to work out what you meant. But I see he's since defended
his reasoning - in his customary polite terms.)

Damien Broderick