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Re:An appeal for greater civility

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  • prague
    LOL :)
    Message 1 of 9 , May 7 6:41 AM
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      LOL :)

      --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Matthew Rogers <matthew@...> wrote:
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      > I have to agree with Fernando, I've re-read the discussion and all posts from the last week or so and can't find a single work that comes even close to being offensive.
      >
      > I guess we do live in a PC world gone mad. I can't imagine being even slightly offended by anything posted on this list. If this list is offensive or rude I can't imagine how some people could cope with the real world, television, movies, the internet or in-fact life in general ? Maybe it's as much an age difference as cultural ?
      >
      > Matt
      >
      > On 6 May 2010, at 23:41, Fernando Costa Pinto wrote:
      >
      > > Hi there ,
      > >
      > > I don't remember to read any aggressive or unpolite emails in this group.
      > >
      > > Some jokes from time to time is healthy.
      > >
      > > Different opinions should/must be expressed freely.
      > >
      > > Of course without offense to japs or whatsoever..ehehe..joking..;-)
      > >
      > >
      > > cheers
      > >
      > > Fernando
      > > Salvador Bahia
      > > Brazil
      > >
      > > On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 4:17 PM, Trausti Hraunfjord <
      > > trausti.hraunfjord@...> wrote:
      > >
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> Well... I have interacted with people from all branches of society in the
      > >> real world for decades. It's a nasty playground out there, and one picks up
      > >> all kinds of foul manners.
      > >>
      > >> Different opinions are bound to be found when dealing with different
      > >> people. After all we are not ALL brainwashed sheeple with pre-programmed
      > >> opinions and feelings. Expressing one's opinion can be done in more than
      > >> one way... cultural differences do influence how people express themselves.
      > >>
      > >> Icelanders do it with many words, and can bring up "outlandish" theories
      > >> and
      > >> pieces of rotten shark in the process.
      > >> Grumpy old Swede's who live in Denmark can express their opinion in much
      > >> fewer words, with a "to-the-point" directness that for many can read as
      > >> rudeness.
      > >> Aussies with many heads, who live in the UK can say things in ways that
      > >> make
      > >> grumpy old Swedes in Denmark look and sound like mother Theresa mumbling
      > >> good wishes for the world.
      > >> There are Americans that can manage to make an 18th century transportation
      > >> method sound like a trainwreck from hell.
      > >>
      > >> ... and there is always someone who will not like this or that from one or
      > >> more of the different ways people express themselves.
      > >>
      > >> ... that being said... going into personal comments in ... shall we say ...
      > >> "less than politely" ways, is personal in public view, and has no place
      > >> anywere. Expressing one's opinion on a process that has brigtened up a
      > >> picture or altered the colour range... well, in my opinion, that should be
      > >> possible to achieve without getting vulgar... but again, that is only my
      > >> opinion, and there are many who disagree with me automatically.
      > >>
      > >> Is it so strange that society itself is reflected in online forums and
      > >> mailing lists? Not if we assume that everyone here is a human being, living
      > >> in the real world.
      > >>
      > >> If everyone here is under an obligation to express their thoughts and
      > >> opinions like presidential candidates during election times, no REA:
      > >> opinions or info would ever be posted here. Let's just appreciate the many
      > >> different individual who happen to have their own individual ways of
      > >> expression.
      > >>
      > >> ... and I am at least TRYING to cut down on personal rants... but as you
      > >> can
      > >> see, I have still not mastered that art of self-censorship. Don't be too
      > >> harsh on me for that, because I have always lived as a free individual, and
      > >> am not much for censorships... be that auto-applied or applied by others.
      > >>
      > >> Trausti
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 9:21 AM, Paul Fretheim <paul@...<paul%40inyopro.com>>
      > >> wrote:
      > >>
      > >>> I have been interacting with the group for a long time now and I have
      > >>> developed
      > >>>
      > >>> a thick skin regarding the usual suspects.
      > >>>
      > >>
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