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Thread #71422   Message #1225487
Posted By: Wolfgang
14-Jul-04 - 04:01 PM
Thread Name: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.

I had somehow the impression you did not mean me and I'm really glad for that.

The tactic to point to a minor error (and/or bad spelling) to try to discredit a position is often used in Mudcat too. I personally find it best in such a case to post 'thanks for the correction' and go on with the main focus of the discussion. Every other reaction in my eyes only helps the others do what they consider their job.

Speaking about job, part of my research is about human errors of all types. Whenever I find a possibility to objectively check the accuracy of an impression or a memory I do it. Everywhere else, but also in Mudcat, when the opportunity comes. So when my wordprocessor was counting the words I was actually working. One of the rare situations when I can consider Mudcatting being part of my work.