>I thought part of the point was to identify people *interested* in
>authenticity, not necessarily experts in something.
>- Willow (Jack of all trades, master of none) MacPherson
From what I have gathered on this list about snarking, someone who
self-identified as an authenticity buff, but who showed lack of authenticity
in some part of their attire or skill set, would then be open to snarking. I
realize to those interested in an authenticity guild, the common factor
would be *interest* in authenticity. Wearing a badge or other sign would
hopefully be understood properly by other guild-members, but it would seem
to be a bullseye to certain types of people I have seen discussed here.
My suggestion about having a widely-known and agreed upon basic "curriculum"
was to circumvent snarkers. If the whole kingdom knows what this badge is
about, then only the snarker would look silly, not the poor, shy, besnarked
newbie who is deeply interested in learning more.
In any case, it's just my ha'penny's worth, not my sales pitch.
--Saerlaith (just Irish enough to argue the color of the sky)
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