Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/04

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Whingers and whiners.
From: Robert Rose <>
Date: Mon, 04 May 1998 17:27:46 -0700

Hey Chris, stick around a bit more.
Bob Rose

>>> "Patrick G. Sobalvarro" <> 05/02 11:07 AM >>>
Chris Bitmead wrote:
> Very well.
> I'll leave you all to go on discussing who invented the computer,
> how to avoid getting bogged in a 4 wheel drive, which car is most
> like a Leica, and whether or not British sports cars are or are
> not reliable. Strange you want to attack me for wanting to
> discuss camera lenses, so I am unsubscribing.

Chris, if you feel that the list doesn't interest you, then
unsubscribing makes sense; but if you feel that you're not wanted, then
you've gotten a distorted impression.  There are more than 500
subscribers to this list, and there are fewer than 10 who account for a
large proportion of all the postings.  I think that these people who
send lots of postings are just fine, but they do not represent consensus
opinion.  It's difficult to say what consensus opinion on many topics is
in a group like this, with so many silent members.  I didn't really
follow whatever argument preceded your leaving the list, but I don't
remember seeing you say anything terribly rude.  Indeed, I remember
being surprised at the rudeness of some of our longtime members --
people who I like and respect -- in their mail to you.  So, if you wish
to remain and express your opinions, I urge you not to let yourself be
shouted down.

- -Patrick