The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1165 Monday, 29 April 2002
Date: Friday, 26 Apr 2002 08:37:13 -0700
Subject: 13.1146 Re: Civility
Comment: Re: SHK 13.1146 Re: Civility
Hardy, you wrote:
>Let me begin by saying that I have consistently been an advocate of
>self-moderation. Now, I would like to make a suggestion to the
>membership. If you feel flamed, attacked, or personally insulted, first
>contact the person responsible off-line.
I have a good deal of sympathy for this point of view, and I regret
contributing to your work load and occasional personal public tensions.
While I shall be happy to embrace your proposal sometimes, and indeed
have in the past, I see two potential problems.
1) There are times when a sling's missile or an arrow hits in a public
place, and it might seem most appropriate to respond publicly.
2) I have blocked the address of three SHAKSPEReans after receiving
off-list mail that I consider to be harassing. Should they write to me,
or anyone else who has blocked their messages, an off-list discussion is
Can you perhaps qualify your suggestion?
All the best,
[Editor's Note: I haven't any other suggestions now. Let me reflect on
the matter. -Hardy]
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