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Author: DrBooa Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 308483  
Subject: Re: Changing cars (or not)? Date: 3/4/2008 3:44 AM
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"....I have a lot of respect for how many details DM has been willing to share and how gracefully she's handled the heat from people who would have different priorities."
Patzer

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Your comments are certainly all true but we can't all do a complete history search before making comments.
This and other threads would come to a complete halt.

Maybe, just maybe, the best advice could be an instantaneous,impulsive analysis by a passer-by.
Even *if* seemingly inappropriate, the impulsive comment should not be totally disregarded as it is part of the composite of a thread and could spark a better idea from another member. Don't just assume it was malicious.
Solid suggestions based on experiences as well as "brainstorming" both have their place in an analysis.(But I could be wrong and often am.)


I grant you, it is possible that the best advice could be an off-the-cuff, instantaneous comment from someone who's done no analysis or reflected on the problem for any length of time. (I do not think it is at all *probable*, but it is just barely *possible*.)

But today was not that day for Caffiend. :-)

And I agree, malice should not be assumed. We should endeavor to follow Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by ignorance.


--Booa
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