What has been really good is the number of people who responded to this,
either privately or off list.
Main reasons for being a "quieter member" are:
+ initial shyness
+ feeling that others are experts so remaining silent
+ great interest in reading but no questions to ask
+ DP is a part of their role only (unsurprising) so will speak when they
have a question
The purpose of my original message was simple. To encourage people to break
the ice and to decide quite simply to join in.
Now a couple of people have been treated poorly in the past, and that is
their reason for not contributing. I can't say I blame them for that. I
think our moderator would want to get involved in resolving any
"down-slapping incidents" though. I can't see the point of slapping someone
down when they are here to learn. We all start off ignorant. I suppose we
become dangerous when we "half know" and that's our vulnerable point. Those
of us who realise how little we actually know maybe the ideal posters? Now
there is a thought to play with!
As ever I remain consciously incompetent!
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