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Ah, Real Life


From which we hide our petty fandom squabbles in shame and ignominy.

From a certain professional listserv I'm subscribed to:

Can't the members of this group have a discussion, of any type, without calling each other names and slinging sarcastic remarks? Some of you are just unbelievably rude.

I mean, seriously, don't you have enough work to do?

delete, delete, delete


(Though to be fair, the list isn't nearly as wanky as most fandom lists. The people on it just live sheltered lives, so when someone does get flamey or stupid, it attracts undue attention.)


mabiana

2003-09-24 04:38 am (UTC) (Link)

That sounds like one of the professional lists I am subscribed to. I'm especially fascinated by the list mod, who usually only turns up after several people have asked for somebody to stop the current flamewars and never ending feuds, and then basically only says no, he doesn't think he should do anything. I'm starting to wonder if he is just so thick-skinned that he doesn't understand that people get insulted by insults, or if he is enjoying the kerfluffles..

mpoetess

2003-09-24 07:14 am (UTC) (Link)

If it's a library-related list, I wonder if it's that some people in the information profession can be so concerned with censorship and free speech issues that they forget that in some situations, it's ok to say "Shut the hell up, or at least try to play nicely with others." Like... when you own the list...