Thank you Patricia for saying what you did! I was thinking the same things. Perhaps new members should sit back and read posts for a few weeks before they begin communication if they don't understand the parameters.
I hope this was a learning opportunity for other new members of the list.
----- Original Message -----
From: Patricia Knott<mailto:email@example.com>
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 5:48 PM
Subject: [teacherartexchange] being polite
To all on this list that know me and know that I make thoughtful comment,
I made a personal reply to Darren about a comment he made and he choose to publish it to this list.
I have many many times made personal replies to members of this list and it never before went over to the "world."
I am very offended at Darren's inconsideration and now I am reluctant to say anything and especially since Darren denigrated my reputation with the implication that I am smoking something!
I have been on this list for many years and nobody has ever been derogatory. We disagree, we argue, we kiss and make up and
most of all
we help each other.
Accusations have never been a part of this list. I have signed on and signed off of many lists because of the "nastiness" of some comments. I hope this list is not going that route.