> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <jstein@>
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "curtisdeltablues"
> > <curtisdeltablues@> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > > > My meta comment on my feelings about the value of our
> > > > > postings was meant as a positive . Rick had it right.
> > > >
> > > > Sorry, but I don't buy it. If you're interested in
> > > > knowing why, I'll tell you, but I suspect you're not.
> > >
> > > I was surprised when you reacted so strongly to my message.
> > > It was not meant to offend you, quite the opposite.
> > Here's what you wrote:
> > "Nice to hear from you Judy. I look back on the AMT days as an
> > important experience for me. There were times when I felt
> > misunderstood and very frustrated, but that stressful dynamic was
> > reason I kept at it so long. It was incredibly useful for me to
> > articulate my thoughts about the movement in such detail, and it
> > would have happened without me being so pissed off at your
> > Please explain the basis on which you believe I
> > should have taken this as a sincere compliment.
> Do yourself and everyone else on this forum a favour and don't
> respond to her.
(Note that Curtis *asked* me to explain my
reaction to what he wrote. See the quote from
his post at the very end.)
> It is SO evident to all that this is a sincere compliment. Judy
> can't see it. Everyone else can.
I'm happy to read anyone's explanation of
exactly what they think Curtis was complimenting
me on (including his). If "everyone" can see it,
there should be a whole bunch of responses.
> All that's going to happen to you if you respond to her is that you
> WILL end up angry, resentful and negative.
If you'd been reading my posts, you would know
that I've been trying to discourage Curtis from
pursuing this, to no avail.
I strongly suspect that his inability to come
up with any specific reason I should feel
complimented will do the trick of ending the
> Stop being a spoiled brat.
> > I thought
> > > you could relate to what I was saying. It must have been
> > > frustrating for you on AMT too, but I assumed you are happy you
> > > your points across in the end.
> > Does what you wrote that I quoted above describe
> > my having gotten my points across?
> > > I often stated my opinions on AMT in a way that was
> > > of you. I admit that. I often felt disrespected by your posts.
> > That was par for the course on alt.m.t, and it
> > wasn't the problem as far as I was concerned--
> > except for the many occasions when your disrespect
> > involved outright misrepresentation of what was
> > going on in the discussion.
> > My problem with you, Curtis, was (and is) your
> > gross intellectual (and even factual) dishonesty.
> > With people like you, it's never entirely clear
> > whether they're *intending* to mislead and deceive,
> > or whether they've done such a snow job on
> > themselves that they genuinely believe their own
> > misrepresentations. So I'll have to give you the
> > benefit of the doubt on that point.
> > Before I sent this post, I went back and reviewed
> > some of our exchanges on alt.m.t to make sure I
> > wasn't being unfair to you, that I wasn't
> > remembering your participation as worse than it
> > actually was.
> > To the contrary, it was considerably worse than
> > I had remembered it.
> > But
> > > almost 9 years later I think of it as an interesting time in my
> > > and it had value for me.
> > >
> > > So if you want to tell me why you reacted to my post like that
> > would
> > > like to hear it.
> > >
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