if OP's interacted with the responders to their threads, within a
reasonable time frame, so that those who took the time to answer their
question(s)(or posted an opinion that was requested) wouldn't feel they
were wasting their time?
Seems to me that's just common decency. Wouldn't a day be about the
right time frame to expect the OP to post either his general "thanks" or
ask more questions, or debate some issues raised by the responders?
Or am I expecting too much?
Just look at it is a public service (or disservice if you give the wrong
It would be nice though.
We all forget our manners sometimes -- usenet seems to me to be like
driving an American freeway through a city. Fine till you make a mistake
Now that you mention it I will take extra care -- I promise. :-)
I am guilty of that. However, some times it takes me days or more to get an
opportunity to try out proposed solutions and then it seems kind of moot.
I'm not sure how others read, but I only follow threads for a day or two,
unless I flag them. Even then it's generally only for a week.
I resolve to do better.
Gee, David, it would be nice all right but there are a few of us who do not
devote as much time to reading NGs as we do to woodworking.
I frequently find that I have not used my computer for 3 - 4 days at a time.
But I still appreciate most of the info I get from this group.
Thanks for your comments anyway,
I agree and having been involved with this group for a few years - seldom do
I answer (or ask) questions anymore that take more than a few lines for the
newbie's in the group. If I know the name as a long time contributor and I
have something to say that may be helpful - then I'll take the time.
I've found that people have forgotten their manners and saying "Thanks"
doesn't cross their mind. As you've read already - they won't make the time
but yet they have time to ask the question... How long does it take -
perhaps a few seconds? It took one individual that replied, longer to
explain why he doesn't. Brilliant...
Unfortunately, many others appear to have the same attitude. I know some
individuals that used to write detailed explanations, maintain excellent web
sites and help others do some research to help solve a problem and even send
things to others free of charge - only to get dumped on later, or never get
a "Thanks" for their efforts. If more people did, then perhaps others would
be more willing to offer help.
As you noted... common decency doesn't live here anymore it seems and
neither do those that used to be the masters of woodworking mentoring.
That is nice to know you feel that way... but I think you are being
unfair. Unfair to many. How can you paint with a brush as wide as that?
I wasn't around when those 'masters' were here but I have some very
decent exchanges with some pretty knowledgeable guys.
I have received a lot of good advice, in many cases I didn't ask the
questions, but good thoughts came out anyway. There is still some pretty
good mentoring going on here. *I* think there are still some 'masters'
And now that YOU have established that I have no common decency, you
have demonstrated that you know nothing about me. But I did learn all
If you read the thread, my comment had nothing to do with you - since you
did not post a comment up to that point. But if you think it's now a fact
that you have no common decency - no argument from me.
And I'm glad to know that you now know everything about me.
Sheeeessshhhh... even after 38 years of marriage, the love of my life can't
even say that...
Actually, it is to be like me. I have no tolerance for anybody walking
into a group and saying "nobody here has any common decency"...then when
I call them/him/her on it, it's the good ol' "I wasn't talking to you".
My macintosh news-reader has excellent filtering, right down to the ISP
Anyway, Will, no Rusty Nails, maybe my AMT course CD had a skip in it
while I was subliminally sleeping on my pillow speaker last night.
Either that, or my kid exchanged the CD for an Enya recording...NO idea
where she would have found an Enya recording, as there are none in this
house AFAIK... (maybe hidden along with Celine Dijon [sic] and Helen
Reddy... and all that smells of rap.)
Let's see if we can't help you get your facts straight.
I said in my post to the OP - before you made any posts:
"As you (to the OP) noted... common decency doesn't live here anymore it
neither do those that used to be the masters of woodworking mentoring."
Where did I say:
And then you blurted:
Again you're squirming and if you read the thread, you had made no comments
up to that point and my comment was not made to you - so I couldn't be
referring to anything you said. You then decided to stick your up-tight
attitude in and make it personal.
Great example of common decency from you and you have more than made the
point that "common decency doesn't live here anymore."
Now that you have me <plonked> you can't read any of this and that means
there won't be any more words of wisdom from your playpen....
"Robotoy"..... gotta love how fitting that name is...
In with the good air, out with the bad air.
MOTHER OF PEARL!!!! May 6!!! 2005!!! Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy in
a theatre near ME!!!
Okay..all is well.... the trailers and clips are an absolute blast!!!
out with the bad air
I checked -- I think you made a blanket statement that some people might
take offense to -- I won't speculate on whether or not you are right or
wrong. People have helped me, and I can't give as much as I would like.
Many people here are very decent and I hope it stays that way.
Perhaps your comment came out the wrong way, perhaps you meant it. It
won't change my mind.
If you meant what you said say nothing and let me believe that you
missed my post -- I would prefer that to the the alternative.
You seem to be one of the courteous helpful folk -- not that my opinion
would hold much sway.
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