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Re: [IP] personal attacks



I do agree with what you wrote, and I thought that I posted what I thought
was a tactful way of replying without bashing or putting down the writer. I
don't know if this was directed to all of us that replied, or just a few
people...anyway, I don't believe that my response was 'uncalled for'.
Kathleen
----- Original Message -----
From: "Karen Arena" <email @ redacted>
To: "'On'" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2001 12:47 PM
Subject: [IP] personal attacks


> In the last couple of days I have been distressed by reading posts that
> unnecessarily attack others who write in for advice, or to just vent.
> One writer told another, something to the effect that "people like you"
> don't help matters, or make matters worse.  The original writer had
> written a complaint about one of the pump companies.  Another writer
> told someone he/she could not believe he/she was "so vain".  I enjoy
> this email list because it is such a great resource for pumping advice,
> and it gives everyone the opportunity to air out complaints regarding
> pumps or diabetes in general.
>
> Please keep in mind that when we post our thoughts and feelings, we are
> making ourselves vulnerable.  We trust that our posts will be read (and
> responded to) with respect and compassion.  It defeats the purpose to
> criticize, even if the comments are meant in jest.  You may not always
> agree with the writer's point of view, or you may feel that the writer
> is simply wallowing in self pity.  There are ways to get your point
> across or to help the other person without personally attacking them.
>
> That's my two cents.
>
> Karen
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