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There were so many responses that it would be tough to answer each one individually. Rather than rejoin the issue of credit "repair" or the debatable ethical grounding I demonstrated, let me instead just sincerely thank everyone who responded with civil criticism both positive and negative. I especially appreciated those of both camps who suggested that I was taking this board and myself a bit too seriously -- which is of course correct. Although I've participated on several bulletin boards through the years, I never before began such an association by drawing so much attention to myself -- a rhetorical style I certainly would not repeat, LOL. Needless to say, I experienced first-hand here why it's important to establish relationships (or their internet equivalent) before spewing controversial opinions at everyone. When you're not yet a "person," you're begging for depersonalization. To say I knew better certainly requires the follow-up "Then why did you do it?" -- and of course I have no answer. I guess I didn't know "better enough" if that's possible. Again, thanks for filling out the frame of reference for me. Net result: I see there are friendly people here (and even the not-so-friendly ones have toughened me up a bit), and I look forward to continued participation.

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