Re: Net Socialisation - Reply to Carucci

Ted (tdweyer@LUNA.CAS.USF.EDU)
Wed, 22 Nov 1995 10:12:48 -0500

In response to Elizabeth Vance's assertion that such comments should be
sent on the back channels. I disagree.
I being a lurker on several lists have begun to understand the
netiquette(sp?) and such postings sent every once in a while serves to
assist in my and I would suspect other's enculturation into the 'net'.

I must state that I have not been on long enough to have been privy to
many of the postings that have been sent so I can not say that there have
not been an exorberant(sp) amount of this kind of postings but I would
agree that any over a few would tend to get monotonous and wished into
the back channel... I guess that what I am saying is that as adults we
can make the decision if a topic is being shot and trampled. or Needs to
be discussed.

> I'm not taking sides on this, but I did want to point out the irony of
> Mr. Carucci's criticism of Ruby. In what, to me, appears to be a
> message that should be sent personally, he criticises her for sending
> personal messages publicly. Then again, perhaps I have a different idea
> of what should be considered a personal message. I do know, however,
> that if I'm to be taken to task for something I do, I much prefer it be
> sent to me in private, and I prefer to send it in privacy.
> Am I the only one that feels that way?
> - Elizabeth

Theodore Dwyer
Travelling in search of Light