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Re: [Durham-Writers-Group] Book Festival

From: Eric M.
Sent on: Thursday, September 13, 2012 1:26 AM
Hi, Peter, 

According to the online stats, the only meeting you RSVP'd for and attended with the group was Nov 12, 2008, so to say you haven't attended many meetings is an understatement.  i only point this out to give your comments the proper weight.  If you attended more meetings and actually heard the prose the members write with versus an informal email to the group, maybe you'd be surprised. Email is not normally formal - it is a light medium - so maybe words like "awesome" that appear in emails don't appear in a writer's work. And even if it does, so what? Every author has a different style of writing, a different pace, a different meter. Perhaps a certain word flows better with a story's rhythm then another word. 

While I don't condone the negativity-escalators who preyed on your tirade, I can't deny a certain satisfaction in it. I try hard to keep this group free of as much negativity as I can. And I mean negativity, not critiques. They're different beasts.

Let me propose a few options for you that will circumvent you getting emails that you don't wish to see:
1) Go to your Meetup settings and turn off group emails.
2) Leave the group - you're not attending meetings anyway - really, what would you be missing?
3) Just let it go. It's not that important.
4) Keep on as you are and I'll help you to exit the group.

Thank you,

Eric Maier
Organizer, DWG

PS - Sorry, Roguefemme, I didn't take this message off-list on purpose. If I have to send more emails about this issue, I'll send them privately. Thanks.




Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 11:45 PM, Peter Dale <[address removed]> wrote:
Petty. I guess the question is, Mara, whether the issue I raised is trivial or your attitude is spiteful.


On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 11:08 PM, Roguefemme <[address removed]> wrote:
For the love of mercy, could all of you please take this offlist? There are over 340 other people whose inboxes are getting spammed with this petty argument! 

 




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