Posted by Elaine on September 11, 2000 at 21:01:06:
In Reply to: Re: Yowzer! Hold the Presses!!!! posted by MMMMarcia on September 11, 2000 at 20:06:53:
Yes, I know what you're saying and you're correct. The enthusiasm mode was, though well intended, too strong. Hard sell. Or else ...
I generally won't bite with such an approach, either. Yet, again, I think there were mixed up communications here; support or critiques? Acknowledgement or discussion? Invitation or demand?
In the end, there's still food for thought for EVERYONE.
I really wanted to stay out of this entirely but eventually felt obliged to seek some balancing overview; not only in regards to this thread but posts in general. The personal element that naturally develops from frequent participation is both a blessing & a curse. Sometimes it unleashes expectations from others that simply won't materialize & sometimes it forces people to feel obliged to say this or that, even though they'd rather say nothing. Very often, we misread the causes of non replies, too. Take the MacW Chronicles; very little feedback along the way & now, when news comes of its closing, so many post their comments & praises! It goes to show, you never really know why some posts stir the blood & others sit, vanquished in isolation.
This particular subject seems to have reached the saturation point. Time to move on ...
PS Dana, I juuuuust hate it when my post sits at the bottom of a thread, too!!!! Silly! :)
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