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greg at pryzby.org
Wed Oct 21 22:57:15 EDT 2009
I personally find Bryan helpful and hopes he stays. His comments are ON
TOPIC and helpful. Or that is my take and experience.
On 10/21/2009 03:05 PM, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
> I'm completely annoying. It's in my sig. I've always been that way. ;)
> Some people call me a "lightning rod" and that's quite appropriate.
> The side-effect is that I actually help people with their issues, both
> on-list and off-list. I'm on-site at my client about 11-12 hours/day,
> so I end up doing 1-2 hours of various, technical postings.
> Regardless (and I will repeat this once again) ...
> I make the same promise to everyone. If they find me annoying to
> the point that just one person doesn't want me on a list, I stop posting
> to the list and just help people off-list. It's that simple.
> Ironically the few people that I suggest such to seem to ignore that
> option. They'd rather just use the list to complain about me, which
> makes me laugh.
> I.e., I can recognize and am self-aware that I can be an opinionated
> SoB -- fully admit it, I have my experiences with the related, resulting
> biases. I try to honestly help people, even if annoying at times, or
> what some might consider to be the wrong approach.
> So I don't know what some people are trying to accomplish by
> complaining about me on-list, but not taking me up on my promise to
> not post if they would just tell me not to. It's a quick "vote power" I
> give to every person, and yet they don't.
> I can only assume it's because they'd rather just complain than allegedly
> "resolve the issue" that I am by asking. ;)
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