Re: [atlas_craftsman] Why are you a member of this group?
- Nicely written but....."When the eagles are silent the parrots begin to jabber" Winston Churchill.The message is clear.The original poster should have instantly recalled his message or explained the error of the posting. My guess is it as you said would have been ignored. Even at my advanced age of 73 I cannot now or ever in the past allow something I disagree with go unnoticed. If the poster did not want to be confrontational then he should not have posted. This is where silence is good.I have a really uncommon Atlas lathe a 612 driven by a 1/2 hp PMDC motor and a PWM controller (all the electronics and motor were don by me) I was a motor guy and still am for more than 40 years with and hold 3 patents one in NdFeB technology. And I am a member because fountain pens and guns are my passion and using that mighty little lathe to make part for them soothes my mind. I learn something from those more accomplished than me from this list every day.I too was troubled by the post. However I am not going to quit because of it. If that is the worst thing that happens to me this week then I am a happy man. As some famous man once said "poop happens".Let it go.JerryFrom: Rick Sparber <rgsparber@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 1:01 PM
Subject: [atlas_craftsman] Why are you a member of this group?I would like all those responding to the latest flame war to consider the following.Most, if not all of us joined this group in order to learn more about using a lathe. This topic should unite us and all should benefit. ALL off-topic chatter can potentially damage this free flow of good will and learning.If your highest priority goal is to learn about using a lathe, then please do not respond to any off topic chatter. Your silence should not be construed as agreement.If your highest priority goal is to disrupt the free flow of good will and learning, please at least go into lurk mode. Do not throw in a “grenade post” and watch the damage occur.I happen to know that the “grenade post” that started this flame wars was not meant to be posted to this group. I accept that it was a mistake, a very unfortunate mistake. But the fire storm that followed could have been avoided.Sincerely,Rick Sparber