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Re: 'Lake Wobeher effect'

Posted by Dr. Bob on July 11, 2010, at 0:29:47

In reply to my spidey sense Dr. Bob, posted by BayLeaf on July 10, 2010, at 12:41:02

> I believe you never had any intention to have us "rate" each others posts.
> You knew there would be "much ado" about your post, yet you did it and disappeared.
> Further, I suggest you knew there would be a long thread about "Lake Wobeher". In fact, you had that material ready, word for word (sorta). So, the only mystery left (for me) is why?
> Jade

You seem to be pretty sure about what I knew and what I intended. I didn't disappear. What material do you see me as having had ready?


> I would encourage you to re-write it
> BayLeaf


I'm sorry that I hurt people's feelings. I see that some people here felt put down by what I wrote. The feelings evoked were honestly not my intention. What I meant was that instead of overestimating their abilities like some people, Babblers may underestimate themselves (when they assume their posts will not be selected as helpful). They are more helpful than they think, and their answers are more valuable than they assume. I wish they could see all the good they do and would try not to focus on negatives. I hope there is a better understanding now of my intent.


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