RE: What's the purpose of this list?

Subject: RE: What's the purpose of this list?
From: "Diane Evans" <diane_evans -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 08:51:26 -0800

Was I mistaken to think it was a place to get the support and friendly
advice from fellow technical writers? I've only been here a week or so
and I'm astonished at how much negativity and slamming is thrown around.

This is definitely a place to get support and friendly advice. I have been both on the giving and receiving end many times.

Sometimes, in the current environment, there is some negativity here. It's a tough world out there, and sometimes people need a place to vent. A few members have been known to do some "slamming" as well, but it is generally done in such a good, literate, way that the old-times just let them do their thing in the corner.

If you have a question about the day-to-day tasks and problems of being a technical writer, this is definitely the place to come!

Diane Evans
Technical Writer

Washington State Coordinator, Tombstone Project

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