[Air-l] list behavior

Rowin Young rowin.young at strath.ac.uk
Thu Sep 14 04:31:58 PDT 2006

Is eight messages in one day all having a go at the same individual
really necessary?  

Forgive me for responding to this trolling, but it's getting beyond a
joke.  Some - certainly not all - of the people who are claiming to be
most concerned about the integrity of this list are the ones responsible
for pushing me closer and closer to the unsubscribe option.

Dr Rowin Young
University of Strathclyde

> -----Original Message-----
> From: air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org [mailto:air-l-
> bounces at listserv.aoir.org] On Behalf Of Christian Nelson
> Sent: 14 September 2006 12:21
> To: air-l at listserv.aoir.org
> Subject: [Air-l] list behavior
> Another aspect of list behavior I find interesting is some folks'
> tendency to respond to a troll. Why do it? Despite Cornwell's truly
> abysmal behavior on the list, some folks insist on looking for a silk
> purse in his messages, and responding as if he were just another
> internet scholar, and thereby legitimize his presence and previous
> behavior. I've seen this before. I find it bizarre. Can anyone
> Has anyone seen or done any research on this? (BTW, to the list member
> who find's Cornwell's stuff on education and technology so
> groundbreaking and insightful: Its not. It may be new to you, but that
> ground has been broken for some time and is being tilled by lots of
> other folks.)
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