Posted by pinksharkmark (188.8.131.52) on June 25, 2000 at 09:00:43:
In Reply to: Judgement Truck.................. posted by Tracy on June 24, 2000 at 19:02:41:
I agree. As I have stated before, I think there's far too much of this sort of thing, and I think we should reduce the amount of such posts, as long as I don't get flamed again for advocating "censorship" :)
I agree that Elaine is a wonderful person... I have enjoyed very much our meetings in chat. My post is not meant as criticism, I am merely pointing out that those who chose to interpret her words as being somewhat judgmental were not being totally unreasonable.
Since I myself am not particularly good at written communication, I make it a point to read and re-read VERY CAREFULLY any post to which I respond, in order to make sure that I have not misinterpreted anything.
I also carefully REVIEW my replies before hitting the final "send" button in the hopes that I have been as clear as possible.
I do these steps only when I am not in the throes of an attack, or too fuzzed out from the meds, otherwise it doesn't work too well. :)
Sometimes, after going through this procedure, I decide that it would be better not to post at all, and trash the whole thing.
Does this mean I lack spontaneity? Probably. So be it.
In my opinion, if everyone were to follow the same procedure, there would be a lot fewer accusations, apologies, clarifications, misunderstandings, hurt feelings, and general clutter.
Finally, let me make the following very clear:
This is not to be construed as criticism in any way, shape, or form, of ANYONE who whips off a hasty reply to a quickly skimmed post.
This is DEFINITELY not saying that I advocate censorship of posts... I read somewhere that people should be free to post what they please, as often as they please, about anything they please, in any manner that they please.
This is only what I do, MYSELF PERSONALLY, in order to make sure that I give no unintentional offense. Just as with the myriad meds we deal with, what's right for me is not necessarily right for all.
Post a Followup