My reaction, James, speaking as a romance speaker,
is that Bruce refuses to see other's viewpoints as
worthwhile for consideration if they do not agree with
his own viewpoint.
The new Novial -Liste is starting to look like Animal
Farm and I'm feeling like a Snowball.
I felt that the Auxlang list would be interested in what
was going on there... I got the feeling Bruce would like
things to remain shushed.
I'm quite disgusted with the whole uncooperative attitude
that seems to permeate the discussions on the list. And I
take objection to Bruce's use of loud tactics to influence
what goes on in the list. Marcos, as I see it, has nothing
to lose and is probably getting a big laugh at the whole thing,
Bruce is probably white in the face and deathly afraid that
what he's worked hard to attain may be undone as he sees
it. I don't want to get caught up in this negative situation and
I'm pulling out, perhaps ungracefully, but I've no wish to be
party to this "uncivil unrest".
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From: James Chandler <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Monday, February 23, 1998 4:58 PM
>What the Dickens is going on on the Novial list?
>I don't know whether it's my place to, but as Jay has now
>all this onto Auxlang, I might as well express a brief opinion.
>It seems to me that Marcos has gone in convinced of his own
>(which to my mind he has not succeeded in justifying fully),
>come up very hard against Bruce Gilson. Although Bruce can
>be perfectly reasonable IME, there are a few things that really
>to set him off. The posts that have found their way out here
>give me the impression that Bruce is trying to impose his will
>whole group. Is the group just an extension of Bruce?
>There seems to be a little bit of hypocrisy here, in that Bruce
>claim the whole group's support when he needs it, but when a
>of the group disagrees with him on something fundamental, he
>making threats about pulling out. I was grumbling about the
>-r for a few weeks before I left the group back in June (I
>and in my parting shot to the list I attacked it quite
>as one of the most foolish things in the whole project. But I
>leaving and so that didn't trouble Bruce for long. Now someone
>come along saying the same thing (any coincidence that it is a
>speaker?) and showing no sign of leaving, it is very
interesting to see
>how Bruce is reacting; that's all.
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