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Old 03-23-2011, 04:23 PM   #44
Marc Abrams
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Re: Thank you Tony Wagstaffe

My 2 cents leads me to believe that Jun placed this thread here because he was gently trying to get us to give feedback to one another in regards to the difficult communication area of disagreements.

Without face-to-face interactions, assessing intention, humor, anger, etc, becomes very difficult at best. We get put in the time out room by Jun for direct expressions of negativity in regards to disagreements. People then tend to stray toward being passive-aggressive so that the "punch" can be slipped in with seemingly "within-the-bounds" comments. Neither of these approaches seem to be particularly useful to threads in the long-term. Jun certainly has better things to do than to be our internet policeman. What would people recommend as civil guidelines so that we can agree to disagree without being personally insulting?

Marc Abrams

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