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Subject: Re: [Leica] LUG etiquette
From: "Karina Klaas" <>
Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 10:53:12 +0800
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I am happy to post to Luggers offline.....and if we all started posting to
individuals offline than LUG will become exactly what it was started for in
the first place....
just Leica/photography talk...

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From: "Christer Almqvist" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2002 7:39 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] LUG etiquette

> Brian,
> I know who the people are that post messages like "nice shot, Bill"
> to the LUG as if all of us wanted to hear their opinion, instead of
> sending that message directly to the one person involved. Thus I
> never read their message and have no direct problem with them. I know
> who the wisecrackers are too, and I ignore them too.
> It is the indirect effects of the wisecrackers and one-liners that
> upset me. I know of people who have left the LUG because of the
> one-liners and retorts. These were people who in the past posted
> relevant contributions. I miss their contributions, and hope they
> will rejoin the list once the wisecrackers and one liners are gone.
> Thank you Brian, for managing this list.
> Chris
> >I've just read over all of the posts from the last month (whew!) and
> >I think that what's different about them from times past is the
> >tremendous increase in one-liners and retorts.
> >
> >I don't think one-liners and retorts, in general, bring value to a
> >group like the LUG. This is not a place for being witty unless you
> >can make your wit be visual or prosaic. Snappy comebacks, 10-word
> >repartee, and wisecracks do not seem to me to be something to
> >encourage here.
> >
> >It's obvious to me after reading a month worth of LUG in one sitting
> >who the people are that are doing this wisecracking repartee. What's
> >not obvious is whether they know they are doing it. I won't name any
> >names, but I'd like to see this kind of dialog be very much reduced
> >here, if you can. I hope you know who you are.
> >
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