Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/14

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Subject: RE: [Leica] OT reference material/equipment questions
From: "Jay Coleman" <>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 19:21:47 -0800


I may have the order wrong, but the unkind messages started before George's
retort (which was in response to B.D.).  I don't think posting rude messages
about people is appropriate for the list.  We ought to help or at least be

I do not want to pursue this thread further.  Please view it only as a plea
for courtesy, not as a defense of George.


- -----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Austin
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2001 9:16 PM
Subject: RE: [Leica] OT reference material/equipment questions

> This is the Leica list.  By definition someone may mention what
> Leicas they
> own.  It is not at all like the example you give.

If giving your resume, equipment list, credentials or whatever aids in the
conversation, yes, but when it just doesn't seem to be a necessary part of
the conversation (I don't know how to take pictures...but I bought all this
fancy equipment), and appears to be mentioned just for the sake of bragging
(I couldn't help my self, so I bought a Hasselblad too...)...well, then
that's just what it is.

Also, the infamous six words of ultimate ostentaciousness "Do You Know Who I
Am?" tend to set people off too...

I'm just telling you how I took it.