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From: Daphne Kilbourn-Jacob <>
Subject: Re: [Scotch-Irish] Mudslinging
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 16:17:40 -0800
The voice of reason and humanity comes back to the list. We need the
balance that you bring as it seems everyone has chosen sides here. I
hope people read your post and stop being so polarized.
Thanks for your sanity.
> For the last several days, listers have observed (and some have participated
> in) an exchange which began with an innocent query - one of the purposes of
> the list, as I understand it. Responses ranged from helpful to rude and
> Paul, whose credentials as a researcher may be superior to the person who
> queried, chose to characterize the query as "...that awful message full of
> the kind syrupy BS that makes genealogy look bad." Edward seized the
> opportunity to use some of his favorite words ("rubbish", "codswollop").
> It has culminated (one supposes) in a condescending post from Edward in
> which he postulates that he has taught the questioner a lesson ("...You now
> know to strip what you have to the essentials....".
> I would submit that the questioner has learned at least two other
> lessons: That questions from someone trying to obtain information may
> receive responses that are rude, sneering, insulting, condescending, and
> intolerant; and that this list includes subscribers who think that
> membership is restricted to trained genealogists, and who attack interlopers
> I hope the questioner, in her first day on the list, didn't also make it
> her last. We're not all offensive. Some of us even like queries.
> Mac McCutchan
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