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Re: [ARSCLIST] at this rate, won't be much to archive soon enough

Cheers to that, Marie.  An unreasoned and unwelcoming response to someone
who ventures an opinion on the list is the real issue here, not debates of
good caps v. bad caps.  I'd venture to guess that most of us would never
call someone a "damned idiot" face-to-face or on the phone unless there was
some sort of extreme personal affront (this is all schoolyard politics 101,
plus just plain being nice).  Perhaps the recent/recurring talk regarding
the need for moderation on the ARSC list should be reconsidered.  At
minimum, the contributors to the list, who help us all out and really make
the list a worthwhile professional resource, deserve greater respect.  The
possibility of such a response will make me think twice before posting, it
really will.


Craig Breaden
Media Assets Archivist
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Main Library
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA  30602-1641
706-542-5782 (phone)
706-542-4144 (fax)

-----Original Message-----
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:ARSCLIST@xxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kiwi O'Connell
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2007 1:33 PM
To: ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] at this rate, won't be much to archive soon enough

Hi Nigel

Welcome to the ARSClist.  I, too, am a foreigner, but living in the US.
Angie was the only one who came to your defense really.  I am sorry that you
got insulted in such a way.  I have found, since being here, that some
people tend to YELL when they actually speak to you face to face and don't
actually care what you are saying. Maybe that is because they are unable to
understand me, as I have an accent, or maybe they were not brought up in
polite families.  Some people also attack you for the silliest of things,
and when I first read your post I wondered if you had a sight problem.  

My suggestion to the list is, actually READ (gee, I yelled) the content and
get off the high and mighty horse you think you are riding.  Nigel made some
VERY GOOD (yelling again) points. 

Hang in there Nigel and don't let the ignorant get to you.  In my opinion,
you have nothing to apoligise about.



Marie O'Connell
Sound Archivist/Audio Engineer/Sound Consultant
3017 Nebraska Avenue
Santa Monica, CA, 90404
Ph: 310-453-1615
Fax: 310-453-1715
Mobile: 601-329-6911

-----Original Message-----
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:ARSCLIST@xxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nigel Barrett
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 10:47 PM
To: ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] at this rate, won't be much to archive soon enough

Sorry I am a foreigner,not from the U.S.A. so I never realised large print
to assist those with eyesight problems was regarded as screaming in the
But by insulting people and not focussing on the music side,you will only
antagonise people, the chappie who was highly insulting to me whose name I
will not mention.I don't need any E mail  guff  from you about being an
idiot.I am not.I  have a University Degree.So grow up you child.

On 3/23/07, David Lennick <dlennick@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Steven C. Barr(x) wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Angie Dickinson Mickle" <angie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> Well, Steve.  This is the kind of pompous response I'd only expect 
> >> from someone on this list.
> >>
> >> Nigel,
> >> What Steve was so graciously trying to tell you is that typing in 
> >> all caps is considered shouting in the email world.  If that is 
> >> your
> >> then by all means, continue.  Otherwise, you might want to make 
> >> sure your caps lock is off when posting as it seems to bother most
> >> Obviously it bothers Steve.
> >>
> > All too many participants in the wonderful world of electronic mail 
> > find it too tiring, too boring or too challenging to use the "Shift"
> > key when composing their epistles! Thus, we get "shouting" (hit 
> > "Caps Lock" before typing...) or attempts at e. e. cummings (endless 
> > strings of lower-case).
> >
> > One wonders if they typewrite (remember that?!) using similar
> approaches...?!
> >
> > Of course, we can get "aCCIDENTAL PUSH OF "cAPS lOCK"...
> > :-)
> >
> > Steven C. Barr
> >
> >
> The e-mail world definitely needs to get a life. There are far more 
> important things to get bent out of shape over than someone typing in 
> caps. Global warming, poisoned cat food, Anna Nicole Smith, oil 
> prices, useless wars, James Blunt, Dancing With The Stars..these are 
> worthy targets.
> dl

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