Re: [tt-gossip] Re: Posting guidelines and list rules
- Bill Glenn wrote:
> When Nancy says one of TT-Welcome's roles is to deal with TRUE PANIC,The first thing to be done with a person in a panic state is get them OUT of
> what exactly does this mean? Does this mean directing them to
> information pertaining to survival or does it mean providing emotional
that state, as all they are doing is running, screaming, and thinking of
themselves. Yell "fire!" in a crowded theatre and you have that reaction.
Nothing good happens, to them or those around them and certainly not for
those they are responsible for. What I meant by this is:
1. expect you will get people with a raw edge of panic
just under the surface, demanding, loud mouthed, and
most likely NOT having read any of TT or ZT. They
will be afraid, because of what they are observing
around them and the accuracy of ZetaTalk. They will
want denial and may be challenging so as to dull and
discredit the message.
2. to get them OUT of a panic state, tell them (point them to)
what to DO about it. Then their panic turns to action.
The TOPICs on TT about safe places, safety tips, distill
water, eat bugs, check lists, etc. Once they start reading
and thinking about it all, you've got them moving in the
3. be aware that some people may not be able to get to a safe
place or care for themselves afterwards (be a severe diabetic)
and may be realizing that they will die. This is where we're
heading anyway, no different than life anyway, and no different
than life 100 years ago really, so in this case just stating this
and saying that these matters are out of your hands (which of
course they ARE) is all that can be done.
> If TT-Welcome does not serve only an administrative function answeringThe hard working moderators who greet the newcomers will need to be able to
> questions such as the one Smitty just mentioned, but also delves into
> personal affairs/ chit-chat/ story swapping/ opinions, counseling then
> it is not responsible.
deal with them as best they can. What is a moderator to do if someone
refuses to be pointed to the TT TOPICs that explain what steps they should
take, or how to look at/for the 12th Planet, and instead are trying to force
the moderators to state that it is all a hoax or something, as they desire
denial and are in a panic state? The moderator may need to tell their own
story, how they came to the point they are at, deciding to DO something
about it and not deny! We need to allow them to do their job.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "yaaada" <yaaada@h...> wrote:
> Which was so juvenile that it made me laugh out loud. Did itactually
> *bother* you??I laughed as well. I especially laughed at his "I know who you
are on Usenet, who are you on Usenet?" (not the actual words but
close) comments in the same post. (Was I the only one to spot
the irony of that?)
He was manipulated just as much as he tried to manipulate me. On
Usenet I would have flamed back and given a lot better, but I don't
want to do that here. Actually, on sci.astro he felt the heat so bad