||In the strained world of the
Internet it seems that people dont have time for courtesy, moreover for long apology
epistles in case when, for instance, we arent participating for a long time
spectators on a discussion list. How do you feel about the further missive received not
> I apologize immensely for the the message that did not get through
>(in human language, as most of you pointed out). Sorry to have wasted
>your time and memory space. I will try to fix the problem soon, as it
>is sunny here, not today. Thank you Georgia, and everyone else for your
>patience. Again, I apologize and bye for a period :))) (I feel like an ass!).
Strange? Not a bit. The netiquette rules arent the
only important ones but also those of common-sense, which teach us that a gently closed
door will be easily opened afterwards. What can be more pleasant than an
"welcome" received from a veteran of the discussion list with whom youve
had long conversations over the length of the net?
I wouldnt insist quite so much on this aspect, that which terms are those first
seven years, if I wouldnt have meet other ways of going away. The quality of the
departure message is not that important for those who remain as it is for the one who
leaves. Why? Thats simple.
In case someone proves to be a violent person, using an extremely vulgar language (not to
be confounded the bashfulness with the elegant language), he will end up between filters
if the moderator hasnt already eliminated him. Generally, it is to be noticed that
such a specimen will be ignored, whatever he might say, and he will be not be answered
when meddling. If, in the beginning, the reactions are various, from forewarnings to
irony, little by little, - especially if the list hasnt a large fluctuation of
subscribers, the individual will finally remain isolated; even returning in a more
civilized attitude, this wont free him of the given stigmata. The neophytes only
will pay attention to him and, after the surprise provoked by the violent, completely
unjustified outbursts, they will give up the dispute.
The other extreme is constituted of those who are asked to return. They say "good
bye" in the most serious and "definitive" manner, possibly giving a series
of reasons for this, some of them hilarious, and then
they come back in a few days.
You will think: the microbe! This too. But the most important thing is that such attitudes
will make the one appear frivolous and his missives will be easily disregarded.
There is nothing as painful as writing on a discussion list and receiving no answer.