Why Netiquette matters...

Wendy Smith wsmith at csusb.edu
Thu Mar 10 19:49:16 UTC 2011

amazingly vitriolic. Please take it offline.

On Mar 10, 2011, at 10:46 AM, Brian Nolan wrote:

> Guys,
> This rant below is really quite inappropriate for this type of list..and very immature.
> Brian
> Sent from my iPhone
> ____________________
> Dr. Brian Nolan
> On 10 Mar 2011, at 18:26, Thomas Pinto <thomasa.pinto at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Alex Gross have you ever considered why you ‘may not always receive as many
>> replies as you might’ is probably due to the fact that you are pretentious
>> self indulgent attention whore?   Your bio presented on your website is both
>> laughable and embarrassing.      http://language.home.sprynet.com/
>>> A practicing polyglot, Alex Gross has meddled in more nations and cultures
>> than he ever had the right to do—and he has left a few traces of his
>> activities behind him in all of them. Selig-like, he seamlessly blended into
>> his surroundings and propelled both artistic and political motion in Germany,
>> the UK, the US, and Holland.
>>> Over the last thirty-five years Chinese Medicine, the Ancient Greek
>> Theatre, Artificial Intelligence, the Unabomber, Dramaturgy for the Royal
>> Shakespeare Company, Translation in Theory and Practice, Radio Announcing in
>> Spain, and unceasingly Language and Linguistics have been just some of the
>> causes and activities where he has left tangible and legible traces.
>> Ugh. Ego much?  Your observations and ideas often have some merit and
>> insight but these are offset by your use of this discussion group as a
>> Kleenex for your mental masturbation.   Yes, Jess Tauber and the chimp
>> researcher Aya Katz also seem to enjoy posting and ruminating but at least
>> they have proper training and a background in language and linguistics not
>> like your ad hoc hodge podge set of skills and supposed qualifications.
>> As you so aptly pointed out I wonder if it might not be appropriate for you,
>> Alex Gross, to consider that perhaps you yourself might conceivably be one
>> reason why debate is sometimes curtailed here and why some contributors
>> might think twice about posting.

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