Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: I ask for your help
Author: Phil Wolff Posted: 12/20/1998; 11:43:32 AM Topic: Cardboard Cutout People Msg #: 1509 (In response to 1504) Prev/Next: 1508 / 1510
Some of the best 1-minute talks on the House floor were calls for a restoration of civility.
One of the things I like about this place (Discuss) is that heat and passion are tollerated in a collegial atmosphere. Dave, one of the reasons I first started tuning in to your posts was the sense that you had an open, inquiring mind and that you occasionally surprised me with topics and views I wouldn't ordinarily consider.
What makes Discuss "sticky" for me (getting me to return, participate, spend time, and make it part of my daily rounds) is the tone. You're doing a fine job of setting the tone for Discuss as a place where fellows of good will and a technical bent can discourse with minimum noise, focus on the ideas vs. their expression, and reveal a bit of their personality through contribution.
There are responses to this message:
- Re: I ask for your help, firstname.lastname@example.org, 12/20/1998; 11:50:31 AM
- People who think, Dave Winer, 12/20/1998; 12:00:04 PM
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