On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 12:21:15 GMT, Unisaw A100 wrote:
Talking about funerals, some of you guys might want to chip in for a
headstone when BAD pops his clogs:
BTW, I don't have a problem with BAD's posts so I'm keeping my money
in my pocket ;)
I have a favor to ask...please rethink your decision.
I have been a woodworker and computer nut far longer than the internet
has existed. Newsgroups are a peculiar social phenomenon. It seems a
few people post a little more than others, then think their opinions
matter more than anyone elses. Not so. The vast majority of newsgroup
patrons are guys who just lurk and try to learn. Those are the folks
you were trying to reach with your original post. I am not a novice and
have a well equipped shop. I would not have recommended the tools you
did, but that is because I have not used them. I still found your
insight interesting and thought provoking. I have no doubt there are
many others who will never post, but that found your recommendations
interesting as well. I was looking forward to your next post, and
again, would ask you to reconsider.
As for the "elite" who may have tried to abuse you and your opinions, I
have a small recommendation of my own. "Don't let the bastards get you
down". They were not your intended audience, and their opinions are
just that, theirs... I am not interested in what they think, and I hope
you are not either. If there is one future woodworker who was helped by
what you said, his being helped is far more important than their
opinions. You have nothing to apologize for, because all you did was
try to help someone else. Ignore the "elitists" who probably spend more
time polishing their fancy, and expensive, tools than they spend using them.
I look forward to your posting a follow up sometime in the near future,
The crabbiest old woodworker in South Texas,
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