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From: Dave Mayall <>
Subject: Re: Virus Hoax.
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 12:32:13 +0100
Quoting "" <>:
> This is a cut and paste of an email I received at my home address. My
> husband says I am disabled, I have severe ME and I don't need this stress.
> He thinks I should quit now, which is a shame, because I like transcribing.
It is unfortunate that things like this ALWAYS end up causing upset, and
recriminations about who was wrong etc etc.
As I said in an earlier e-mail, whilst it is understandable that you should
have been upset with the person who sent the e-mail to the list for very nearly
causing you a problem, it has to be taken into account that having received the
mail, you were very nearly in the same position of believing the e-mail and
sending it on.
With that in mind, I'm sure that on reflection, you would accept that your
comments on the sender of the virus message were somewhat harsh.
Two wrongs do not, of course, make a right. Charles' complaint that you were
unduly harsh in firing off a slightly off-colour response in the heat of the
moment is rather rich given that his message to you is doing *exactly* the same
People will always make mistakes, and say things that, with hindsight, were
better left unsaid. Where people do say such things, nothing is ever gained by
others "pitching in" to criticise or defend the parties.
The best advice I can offer to EVERYBODY is that if somebody says something on
the list that you feel goes beyond the bounds of acceptable behaviour, e-mail
the list owner (), or the project leaders
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