Posted by twinleaf on October 5, 2010, at 17:33:27
In reply to Re: other more important issues, posted by Dr. Bob on October 3, 2010, at 17:08:55
I did not intend any incivility towards Bob, and never have; I was drawing attention to what has been widely perceived to be a communication problem at Babble. I used language nearly identical to that used by a number of previous posters. It had not drawn civility warnings prior to the one I was given; this led me to believe it was accepted language for a known problem. Even so, I understand that there are bound to be uneven applications of the civility rules. If withdrawing a particular statement will be helpful, I do not mind doing it.
I do feel that Bob's reply, indicating that he did not read my posts, which I did my best to ensure were as supportive and constructive as I could make them, raised additional difficulties for me. "What other issues? I don't always keep reading when a poster becomes uncivil" is an example of how quickly and painfully communication can break down here. To know that, as part of the consequences for me, the posts I had put my best effort into would not be read felt like a hard slap in the face. I feel that it is very......uncivil.