[Theforum] Getting back to work

Madhu Menon webguru at vsnl.net
Fri Jan 11 13:03:06 CST 2002

At 11:17 PM 1/11/2002, Marlene Bruce typed these words:
>I am trying to impress on everyone that keeping personal feelings out of 
>non-personal topics is the best way to go. Adding a tone of judgement, 
>especially an arrogant one (my opinion only) saying, "Can we get back to 
>doing some important work?" to the start of a new thread doesn't promote 
>warm feelings.

Indeed, separating emotion and ego from debates is essential for keeping 
the signal to noise ratio high on this list.

I wrote a mini-article about a month back on conflict management in 
discussion lists. Interested folk can read it at:


(wondering if that mail should be made into an evolt.org article :)

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