Actually, in my experience, it isn't just a Histonet thing, it's an
ONLINE thing. No matter what forum or list you're on, there is always
misunderstanding, fights and flaming b/c two crucial things are missing
in online forums: tone of voice and facial expressions. (Yes, even when
those are present, misunderstandings, etc. still occur.) Emoticons
don't even begin to cut it, and sometimes when a person is reading
something, his/her mood, opinions, experience, etc. will "color" what's
being read and thus influence the person's understanding of what was
written, which the author never intended and can't control. I can't
tell you how many times that has happened to me.
Dawson, Glen wrote:
>Humor IS shared by both Americans and British, as is misinterpretation, misunderstanding and becoming indignant/offended over the strangest things.
>It isn't an Americans vs. the British thing, it's a histonet thing. Over-reactions are rampant and one should be aware that having a sense of humor should have a "Use at your own risk" sign when utilizing it on this forum. In every group there will always be a number of folks more interested in attacking what is being said by others rather than contributing something of their own.
>Each year this trend gets a bit worse & I find myself "replying to all" less and less. Posting to an individual usually causes less of a stir so that is the road I take much more these days.
>Just my .01 Euros,
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>Subject: RE: [Histonet] Response to On-Call pay
>It's the humour Robyn, rarely travels well, I sometimes wonder if the
>difference between Americans and the British is greater than that
>between men and women.
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