Posted by SLS on October 6, 2004, at 10:40:59
In reply to Re: Lou's request, posted by Dr. Bob on October 6, 2004, at 10:01:16
> > I felt accused and put dow and humiliated when I read the following:
> > > you want to be able to share this information. Wouldn't it make more sense to first check whether or not anybody wants to hear what you want to share?
> > http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/admin/20040927/msgs/399410.html
> It does imply that some people might not be interested, but that's different than you (or what you want to share) not being interesting, so I'm going to let it stand.
I thought I would share with Lou my understanding of how the suggestion offered could have been misinterpreted as being deprecating; perhaps given the sensitivities to disapproval that he might have developed by this point in time. I'm sure that deprecation was not the poster's intent. I would like to add that it is not always desirable to discourage contributions that might not be initially of interest to anyone, as this is many times how desirable change occurs.