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markee174: "And there is a world of difference between genuine argument and vitriol. I do think the tone on both the Newsgroups and mailing lists has changed for the worse."

Without wishing to sound vitriolic, I really don't have a clue what you're on about :-)

As I've said elsewhere, previous decades on usenet saw massive and angry rows (vitriolic was exactly the word I used!), often laced with a profusion of swear words, alongside bitter off-topic religious arguments running into thousands of articles, endless personal attacks, long arguments about spelling and grammar, etc etc. Recent behaviour on comp.sys.acorn.* doesn't bear comparison - even if you take into account that the volume of posting is lower because there are fewer people involved.

Maybe your point of comparison is in some other timeframe, but I don't really think selecting a random six month period from the recent past justifies all this doom and gloom about how things are always getting worse.

As for mailing lists, at the moment I think I am only subscribed to the two Pluto lists, the Hermes list, and the Iyonix list. (zfc-chat and Archive-42 don't really count because they're not for computer related discussion). Of those four, the only argument I can remember in recent times was the brief disagreement on Iyonix-support that I referred to above. I do know there have been some arguments elsewhere, but I really don't believe that an argument or two on one or two mailing lists means that the atmosphere of all the others has somehow turned bad.

I think a sense of proportion is needed!

dgs

 is a RISC OS Userdgs on 23/4/07 9:25PM
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