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Austin: 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 polite. I do not want to pursue this thread further. Please view it only as a plea for courtesy, not as a defense of George. Jay - -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Austin Franklin Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2001 9:16 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.