>In context of most of the post you read on other groups it
>was not even negative. Was I wrong to say it? I believe in a
>constrained, civil and old-fashion discussion, I was. Is that type of
>group normal on the Net? In my opinion, no. In fact it is contrary
>to the nature of the Net.
>You can't say "Joan, you stupid slut!" because
>you may well be face to face with "Joan" at the next conference you go
My net experience is limited to groups on the bionet server. If what you
describe is normal behavior on the rest of USENET, then I will stop
wondering what I am missing!
Please don't try to turn women-in-biology into your idea of a "normal"
USENET group, I have enjoyed it very much the way that it is.
Also, I am not polite because I expect to meet one of the women in the group
at any point in my life. I am polite because that is the communication style
that I find to be most constructive and enjoyable.