Max ReifMale, 67, United States(8/12/2005 8:57:00 AM)
Some people perceive fun where other people perceive abuse and inappropriateness. It's all due to our family backgrounds and our adaptations to them, I guess.
The atmosphere to me resembles 'Mad Max at Thunderdome' sometimes.
But every computer discussion group seems to have all the roles we have here. I've even seen the archetypes caricatured and satirized in a great article. Wish I knew its URL.
Just human nature for there to be no general agreement about what civil behavior is.
Collette's the one who has to interface with a complaining public, because whatever we think, this isn't a private discussion, it's a fishbowl. So she has to do what she has to do. I personally don't mind.