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Sharonb:
Perhaps I have been around too long to "appreciate" the contributions been
made in this unending saga of "our intellect is superior to yours".
Benito A. Sinclair S.E. (CA 1514)
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From: <sharonb(--nospam--at)slarchitects.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2000 7:58 AM
Subject: RE: Hit "Delete", not "reply"


> OPINION:
> People who contribute "me too" or "ditto" are agreeing with what one has
> authored.  Therefore you have a consensus or a poll.
> People who contribute "enough, stop it" aren't really contributing at all.
> These aren't the same.
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bart Kemper, P.E. (http://www.bigdogz.com/bart)
> > [SMTP:bkemper(--nospam--at)bigdogz.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2000 7:29 PM
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > Subject: Hit "Delete", not "reply"
> >
> >
> > Several people have written:
> > >
> > > Okay, already!
> > >
> > > Let's drop this, shall we? It's not productive for anyone, is it
really?
> > >
> > > Sheesh!
> > >
> > ...or words to this effect.
> >
> > This is why we have "Subject" on top of our emails.  If there is a
> > thread you don't like, then don't read it.  Delete it as soon as it
> > shows up.  Obviously, this is important to some people or it wouldn't
> > keep showing up.  If its NOT important to you, quit stirring the pot.
> >
> > Actually, early on in the "offshore design" thread, I was intrigued by
> > the idea of shopping out work to qualified people elswhere, which was
> > why I read it.  It *HAS* changed my mind about the issue, and has been
> > valuable in that respect because I learned the attitudes of several of
> > those on the other end of the solicitation.
> >
> > People jumping in with "enough, stop it" isn't any better than those
> > who's only contribution to a discussion is "me too" or "ditto."
> >
> > We all don't do the same type of work, we all don't live in earthquake
> > areas, we all don't even live in the same hemisphere, so we don't all
> > care about each and every topic that comes up on this list.  If a person
> > can weed out  email for various technical topics, why are they suddenly
> > inable to stop staring at a wreck and not get into a dogfight.
> >
> > As to what's a fair topic....an awful lot of ink is written in many
> > countries about the challenges and procedures for international
> > engineering, outsourcing, responsible actions, due care, licensing,
> > etc., so it boggles my mind that suddenly that very real aspect of our
> > profession is "off topic."
> >
> > And if all of this is nonsense to you, there's that delete button.
<grin>
> >
> > Personally, I'd rather hash out effective ways to model concrete/rebar
> > design in cyclic tension/compression than deal with silly nationalistic
> > chest beating....save that for the Olympics. <grin>
> >
> > Bart Kemper, P.E.
> > down in the swamps of Louisiana
> >
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