Feud Terry King and Mike Ware
At 10:54 PM -0400 4/2/08, Sandy King wrote:
My own take on the flame wars on the alt-photo list is that about
90% of them took place during the approximately 10% of the time
Terry King has been allowed to participate.
Regarding the current feud, I have met both Terry King and Mike
Ware. I would definitely not call Mike Ware ignorant.
At 5:57 PM -0600 4/2/08, Christina Z. Anderson wrote:
LOL I love a good gossip--thanks for sharing :)
However, I have now made it a definite decision NEVER to join the
photo history list. And we think THIS list can be rough at times,
MW's attack following our Muybridge experiment not only went well
beyond the non-flame ethos of this list, where we have, with rare
exceptions, a commendable level of debate. It displayed a
reprehensible level of ignorance across the board. His e mail at
13:26:55 0f 31/3/08 where the attempts the circumvent our non
flame-policy by referring to his abusive contribution to the
altphoto list, which is notorious for flame wars and the 'Law West
of the Pecos' nature of its administration, is underhand.
The level of argument he propounds there, which can be easily
challenged, but not here, is typical of that list and of a
standard which has led many to spend their time more
constructively. As I have said earlier, these attacks started when
I pointed out to him, in private, that prints made according to
his platinum process were going brown after a number of years. MW
made no atempts to seek an explanation or issue advice to those
who were using his process, he just resorted to these attacks. I
have tried to discuss these matters with MW rationally but to no avail.
The difficulty I have is that his specious arguments,
lack of understanding when repeated often enough, and cloaked in
intended to pull the wool over the eyes of the less well informed, have a
damaging effect. Perhaps this is MW's intention.
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