>> >Thank's that's enough, gentlemen. If you need to exchange insults,
>> >please do so offlist.
>> But he started it first (followed by big hissy fit).
>So what? How old are you, five or six? I asked you to stop, so please
It seems to me this list has its own unique 'culture' of humour and dry
wit/satire. Reading back over the archives exposes some of the most
wittiest, cutting responses to peoples posts I've ever seen. Where have you
been Ray? What's going on between me and Rob is absolutely nothing compared
to some of the threads I've read on this list (including threads lately).
Anyway, I'm sure if Rob is big enough to dish it out, then he's big enough
to receive it. Offline? Maybe the threads involving statistics on who makes
up the American workforce should be offline; or whether women are better
workers than men; or nice country recipes etc. etc. At least I try to ensure
my posts are Celtic specific.
And the best thing about this list? The fact that when you say or claim
something, you'd better be pretty sure you know what you're talking about
because there are some very smart people onlist who'll 'eat you alive' if
you're not careful (and usually done with humour - sometimes not). However,
I've never seen someone who has asked a genuine, intelligent question get
'jumped' on, so the 'culture' on this list doesn't intimidate the genuine
learners. Personally, I've never felt offended by anyone on this list, and I
hope I've never offended anyone myself. I'm also not above apologising for
mistakes or misunderstandings. But one thing I won't accept, and that's
being dictated to in public when there's no grounding for it. If you wish to
stop something that is so obviously part of the 'culture' of this list
please do so. Just don't order it to stop arbitarily.