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    I must be blind. What name did btown call you that you seem to think results in what we don't allow? If the answer is "mod", you're really reaching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btowncolt
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    I wish I knew what axe I had to grind.

    I also wish I were an admin, so I could say whatever I wanted when someone was dictating to other members what is "appropriate" for the forum and being an a.......
    Oh wait, I am an admin. That means I can discuss what the recourse in this situation would be and post accordingly, like I did today! Whoopie!
    the last bolded comment

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    OK I see what you're talking about now.

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    Okay, but I never read it that way until now.
    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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    I think if you called btown a bunghole, he would simply shrug—nay, laugh it off.

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    I understand you're desire to explain yourself. But the first rule of communication is "The message you send is never exactly the message that is received." Meaning: readers often interpret words to mean something outside the original intent of authors.
    I didn't know there was a definitive "first rule" of communication so I did a google search. There wasn't a lot to go on, but from what I did find, it appears there is no agreed upon or absolute first rule of communication.

    From this site we get:

    http://www.vacancycentre.com/resourc...ersonnel_5.htm

    The First Rule - Listen

    I've heard this one before.

    From this site, we get:

    http://www.aafp.org/fpm/980300fm/commskills.html

    The First Rule of Speechmaking: Keep Your Audience Awake

    Heard this one, too.

    And from this site we get:

    http://www.johnfishbein.com/communication.overview.htm

    1. Be Kind.

    Huh, never heard that one before.

    Ah, now this site appears to confirm that the first rule of communication is indeed "The message you send is never exactly the message that is received."

    http://www.mindpub.com/art196.htm

    1. There are many slips between the other person's ears and your lips. The message you want to convey may be garbled, distorted, camouflaged or completely lost by more dominant messages. This happens because the recipient interprets your message by his or her brain, not by your brain. To avoid this, think about the possible ways in which your message can be misunderstood or distorted by a recipient who is not on the same wave length or of the same orientation that you are.


    In summary, there appears to be many "first rules of communication."
    1.) Listen.
    1.) Keep your audience awake.
    1.) Be kind.
    1.) The message you send is never exactly the message that is received.

    All are fine first rules of communication. And I think we can agree on one thing: We'd all get along much better if we kept these rules in mind when we post. Or when we read others' posts.

    Hope this was as fun and informative for you as it was for me.

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    You crack me up, Harmonica.

    I LOVE the "keep your audience awake" bit, BTW. It should go on my office wall for all clients to see.

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    My rule of thumb, and it's not an original observation --

    Disagree without being disagreeable.

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