Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/07/30[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
We ask that messages about buying and selling cameras be restricted to Friday. If you face ruin or shame from waiting until Friday to announce your desire to buy or sell, no one will punish you, but we would prefer that you mind your manners and limit such postings to Fridays. Please do not use the LUG to publicise activities at public commerce sites such as eBay. We all know how to look there if we are interested, and if we are not interested, we don't want to read about it here. If you are a shopkeeper, technician or a manufacturer and you believe that your wares or services are of value to the LUG members, you may on Friday remind us of the existence of your business. The most important rules for the LUG are: 1. Take pictures. 2. Criticize photographs and cameras, not people. 3. Be silent when you think someone needs to be argued with. 4. Take the high road. Here are the never-changing reminders: 1. Almost nobody ever changes their opinion of another person as a result of a message you send criticizing him. They are more likely to change their opinion of you. 2. If you said it once, and nobody listened, saying it again louder and more forcefully is not going to change anything. 3. Mix Xtol with distilled water, no matter what Mark Rabiner tells you. He must live in a town with magic water. His photographs prove that he doesn't need distilled water, but ordinary mortals do.