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re: Discussion: netiquette (was re: young people)

(paraphrasing melys' comments)  adults have no business publicly correcting 
public offensiveness....

On the contrary, my lady, I feel it is the duty of people to point out 
offensive behavior.  A community determines standards of acceptable behavior 
by the words and actions of the community _in public_.  Everyone is entitled 
to express their opinions.  But that includes the right of someone to tell 
someone else they found their words offensive.          

If his comments were made to her in private, only then should she have 
limited her comments to a private response.  I myself have made the mistake 
of responding publicly to what turned out to be a private e-mail.  The 
misunderstanding was genuine, but I still apologized to the gentleman.  (He 
gracefully forgave me for my error.) But since the lord's comments were 
public, she was justified in her public response.

"I'll say what I want (or do what I want) when and where I want regardless of 
other's opinions/feelings" is not the mark of a courteous, honorable person, 
and that mindset should not be tolerated by a community that prides itself on 
chivalry and respect.  I'm not talking Political Correctness here, just 
common courtesy.                                           

Lady Aislynn Fyrlocc
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