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Subject: Re: [TGF] While the cat's away?
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 07:53:00 -0600 (GMT-06:00)
I think there may be three types of people on this list.:
1. Those that some refer to as "experts" that I would just call "well known" names within genealogy.
2. Those that make a living doing genealogy only, in which category I would put myself.
3. Those true "transitionals" which still do other work, but are trying to get to #2.
I don't consider myself an "expert" although there are many areas where I think I am very knowledgeable. I also wouldn't consider myself a true "transitional" as #3.
The one difference I have noticed between *some* "experts" and *some* "transitionals" is that the experts have learned tact, and how to disagree without being confrontational or adversarial. As Suzanne stated "there are participants who constantly disagree without almost everything."
In the past when I have offered things from my perspective, I have had responses from some of those "who constantly disagree with everything" in a confrontational manner. It's not the disagreement that bothers me, it is the manner in which they do it, although that may not be their intention or how they *think* they are being perceived.
That's why when I see some of those handful that I would place in that category of "confrontational" dominating a topic, I don't post on it. It's not the "experts" that keep me from posting more, but the "confrontational" people who disagree with everything (including each other).
Cottonwood Heights, UT
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