Sunay Gunderson wrote:
> COULD YOU PLEASE STOP AND ALL ACT YOUR AGE? ENOUGH PLEASE PLEASE
This thread is instructive. To me, this thread was no big deal until we
started having people posting in huge type, with tons of exclamation
points, calling it a "war of egos," insulting people for being childish,
and even used the word "hate"!
Nobody hates anyone here, I hope. I hope we agree that Mr. Guilhaume did
not respect etiquette---posting eight emails full of self-praise is not
polite. He apparently did not realize this. It's hard for me to believe he
didn't realize that it isn't nice, but maybe he comes from a different
country with different rules of etiquette. Or maybe he fundamentally
misunderstands the purpose of Meetup.com.
Some people called him on the etiquette violation. Maybe that wasn't so
nice either. Kind of the equivalent of honking a horn.
The most upset people here, from what I can see, are the ones who are
troubled by this exchange enough to post these emails about "war", "hate",
and insults. I can understand that you might be upset to find friction
between people in a mailing list, especially one about classical music, a
list where it would be nice if we all got along.
If you are new to the internet, you will find that friction exists
everywhere. If this really bothers you, I suggest that the best response
is: taking a sip of tea and breathing deeply. Because you can't get the
friction to go away. It's everywhere.
I will do my best to minimize future friction.