Posted by Toph on October 1, 2004, at 16:43:33
In reply to Re: Lou's request, posted by Dr. Bob on September 27, 2004, at 9:58:13
> > I feel accused by the poster in the following.
> > > if a poster uses an unconvetional style with another poster my guess is that the incivility threshold might be lower than when that style is used in an attempt to lure Dr. Bob into a response.
> I'm sorry you feel accused, but I took it as a hypothetical statement.
I confess (as I have said elsewere) that I used a hypothetical and a rhetorical statement to comunicate what otherwise would probably be considered uncivil. But not in this case. In Larry's reply to me he spoke about the lines of uncivility in unconventional posting styles.
I replied that I think there may be a different threshold for unconventional styles directed at individuals than those directed at Bob. That IS a hypothetical statement. I still believe this to be the case. Perseverated posting notwithstanding, it has been my observation that Bob has tolerated sarcastic statements directed at him that he would never have permited be directed at another participant.