About Bulls and their “by products” - Posted by John Behle
Posted by John Behle on May 23, 1999 at 18:30:03:
No offense to Ed’s post or any of the others. Possibly just a wake up call. At times this has been a wonderful forum about ideas, techniques, assistance, feedback and education.
Of late it seems to be full of battles, egos, opinionated outbursts, challenges, offenses, insults and other BULL.
A simple question that could foster some exciting and educational discussion turns into huge “I’m right - your wrong” baloney. Sometimes it can be just one ego stirring up everyone. What’s the purpose? What good does it do?
I have a gut feeling that many of those serious about education are getting fed up or have already left. Some seem to want to make the “bar scene from Star Wars” analogy come true.
WHEN TWO PEOPLE AGREE - ONE ISN’T NEEDED. You never learn much from someone you agree with. I value the diversity of opinions here and welcome all new ones. I’d like to see it directed back towards education.
Some possibly need to let their agressions and egos out in another chat room or on a computer game. Some should consider their agendas and the way they communicate. Especially when it comes to attacking others, putting them down or belittling them or their opinions. Now in cases where some dangeous or erroneous information is given, we should all hope and expect that someone will jump in immediately with a correction.
It’s about the tone more than the content. Yet content too. Personally, I used to read every post and respond to any I felt I had valid, original input into. Currently, I read very little of the posts since so many are fights, or totally irrelevant to the purpose of the board. I’m not talking about the occasionaly joke or computer tip, it’s the wasted bandwith of baloney.
Unfortunately, a post like this will probably fall on deaf ears, but maybe an appeal at this point can somewhat alter the direction. More than likely, it will just start one more fight.