[Histonet] Private responses - well said, Barry!

From:Gayle Callis

Thank you Barry - very well said.

Gayle Callis
Research Histopathology Supervisor
Veterinary Molecular Biology
Montana State University - Bozeman
Bozeman MT 59717-3610

At 09:02 AM 8/5/2004, you wrote:

>I hate to see the word "flamed" as here in sunny Houston it has been in
>the upper 90s for about 2 weeks.
>While I appreciate people's perception about getting "flamed" when they
>have  posted items, I have a real problem with posting most items
>Histonet is an extremely valuable resource and there is a vast amount of
>expertise available. It is only logical for this knowledge and
>experience to be freely shared.
>I can't say  that I have been "flamed" (or even mildly scorched) but
>sometimes I make mistakes and post incorrect information. It is a
>valuable learning experience for me and all interested parties to have
>any errors corrected. Sometimes it is  matter of perception and how
>criticism is leveled (being brutally frank is not a good attitude).
>"Flaming" may be perceived by one individual to have occurred while
>another may regard a response as constructive criticism.
>If anyone here gets "flamed" or has their employer contacted by a
>company about a posting then please let us know. Companies do respond
>positively to public opinion. Any companies with such an attitude this
>should be held accountable and so should employers for not telling the
>company or their representative to take a hike.
>I do believe that if someone requests private responses that this be
>respected. Second, I believe that when responding one should be careful
>when criticizing a piece of equipment or a company. Negative criticism
>sticks and while this may be true for a particular individual it could
>be an isolated incident and due to many factors.   Not everyone knows
>how to deal effectively with companies (and not every company knows how
>to deal responsibly with customers). I think that such listings should
>be private. The individual who receives these could then let us know
>about the final results in the form of a summary.
>If I am to get "flamed" for this or any other postings please include
>"flamed" at the start of the message so that I don't' just think that
>the response is constructive criticism.
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