[Histonet] Private responses - well said, Barry!

Gayle Callis gcallis <@t> montana.edu
Thu Aug 5 12:41:52 CDT 2004

   Pam and all,
   Too  many  people forget  or ignore the fact that some individuals who
   are  experts  in the field of histotechnology are not employed in just
   clinical  or research laboratories.  If one is involved with a company
   doing  technical  research  and  development of a product destined for
   histoland,    then  they  are  should  be  very  welcome  to  comment.
   Knowledge  should  not  be  smothered (flames!)   I don't see you as a
   salesperson,  but  a valuable resource providing me with information I
   can choose to use or not.  All part of the learning experience.
   Complaints = delete button.

    At 10:13 AM 8/5/2004, you wrote:

     I  agree with both Gayle and Barry yet have one reservation.  I was
     hit  several  times  on  this  server  for  answering  very general
     questions and told salespeople should not be on HistoNet.  Although
     my  answers  had  nothing to do with any product we sell and by the
     way   I   am  not  a  sales  person,  just  technical  and  product
     development.  After the second incident that several others came on
     and  agreed  we were not welcome I stay off 99% of the time.  It is
     difficult to walk the line here and not be on privately only.  I do
     agree that if it is a sales pitch it should not be on the line as a
     reply that should be private answers only.
     Thanks for letting me say this and I hope no one is offended.
     Pam Marcum

          -------------- Original message --------------
          > Thank you Barry - very well said.
          > Gayle Callis
          > MT,HT,HTL(ASCP)
          > Research Histopathology Supervisor
          > Veterinary Molecular Biology
          > Montana State University - Bozeman
          > Bozeman MT 59717-3610
          > At 09:02 AM 8/5/2004, you wrote:
          >  >I hate to see the word "flamed" as here in sunny Houston it
          has been in
          > >the upper 90s for about 2 weeks.
          > >
          >   >While  I  appreciate  people's  perception  about  getting
          "flamed" when they
          >  >have  posted items, I have a real problem with posting most
          > >privately.
          >  >Histonet  is  an extremely valuable resource and there is a
          vast amount of
          >  >expertise  available. It is only logical for this knowledge
          > >experience to be f! reely shared.
          >  >I  can't  say  that  I  have  been "flamed" (or even mildly
          scorched) but
          > >sometimes I make mistakes and post incorrect information. It
          is a
          >  >valuable  learning  experience  for  me  and all interested
          parties to have
          >  >any  errors corrected. Sometimes it is matter of perception
          and how
          >  >criticism  is  leveled  (being brutally frank is not a good
          >  >"Flaming"  may  be  perceived  by  one  individual  to have
          occurred while
          > >another may regard a response as constructive criticism.
          > >If anyone here gets "flamed" or has their employer contacted
          by a
          >  >company  about a posting then please let us know. Companies
          do respond
          >  >positively  to  public  opinion. Any companies with such an
          attitude this
          >  >should  be held accountable and so should employers for not
          telling the
          > >company or their representative to take a hike.
          >  >I  do  believe t! hat if someone requests private responses
          that this be
          ;  >re  spected.  Second,  I  believe  that when responding one
          should be careful
          > >when criticizing a piece of equipment or a company. Negative
          >  >sticks  and  while  this  may  be  true  for  a  particular
          individual it could
          >  >be  an  isolated  incident  and  due  to  many factors. Not
          everyone knows
          >  >how  to  deal  effectively  with  companies  (and not every
          company knows how
          >  >to  deal  responsibly  with  customers).  I think that such
          listings should
          > >be private. The individual who receives these could then let
          us know
          > >about the final results in the form of a summary.
          >  >If  I  am  to  get  "flamed" for this or any other postings
          please include
          >  >"flamed"  at the start of the message so that I don't' just
          think that
          > >the response is constructive criticism.
          > >Barry
          > >
          > >
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   Gayle Callis


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