What's the problem with communicating bad or good critics of a cue
maker? (Hell, it could also have been a table manufacturer, a cloth
producer, etc.) Everybody has his own experiences, own feeling, and
own perception of a product. Sometimes it's negative, sometimes it's
positive. Some of us like Meucci (At least I did) some will like
schon. Some will love Mali, some other does the same for Simonis. Some
will like Brunswicks and some like SAM's. etc.. This is a discussion
group, which is meant to discuss (related) topics.
I still don't understand, why somebone get's furious (and sometimes
get personal) when somebody doesn't agree with the statement of the
Come on guys: This is a DISCUSSION GROUP!!! When I state that Sherm's
cues sucks, that's MY OPINION. (btw. I never have seen Sherm's cues
for real, so it's a fictional statement) Others CAN AND PROBABLY WILL
DISCUSS it with me, to change my mind about it, but if I don't cross
my mind, people should respect that. Why? Because it's MY OPINION. In
the same manner I would respect the others.
Personally I've met both Doug and John. (John before my usenet period,
and he probably wont remember me.) But as far I can remember they are
both reasonable and nice persons in real life.
That's why (IMO) it's a strange sight that they both "can't" take the
heat of a difference of opinions, while they subscribed a
DISCUSSION-GROUP in the first place........
From a dictionary:
1. In surgery, resolution; the dispersion of a tumor or any coagulated
2. Debate; disquisition; the agitation of a point or subject with a
view to elicit truth; the treating of a subject by argument, to clear
it of difficulties, and separate truth from falsehood.
And to start a discussion we need a?
OPINION, n. opin'yon. [L. opinio, from opinor, to thing, Gr., L.
1. The judgment which the mind forms of any proposition, statement,
theory or event, the truth or falsehood of which is supported by a
degree of evidence that renders it probably, but does not produce
absolute knowledge or certainty. It has been a received opinion that
all matter is comprised in four elements. This opinion is proved by
many discoveries to be false. From circumstances we form opinions
respecting future events.
Opinion is when the assent of the understanding is so far gained by
evidence of probability, that it rather inclines to one persuasion
than to another, yet not without a mixture of uncertainty or doubting.
2. The judgment or sentiments which the mind forms of persons or their
qualities. We speak of a good opinion, a favorable opinion, a bad
opinion, a private opinion, and public or general opinion, &c.
Friendship gives a man a peculiar right and claim to the good opinion
of his friend.
3. Settled judgment or persuasion; as religious opinions; political
4. Favorable judgment; estimation.
(IMO) Some of you (Doug and John for example?????) should just meet
up and get drunk.. My experiences (When having difference off opinions
at work once in a while) is that a few beers and some honest talk can
solve months of bickering in just a few hours...
That's all I have to say.... (For now)
Btw... I loved my Meucci!! .... All my highruns are shot with it..
Mario <--- Shoots a Pechauer, and loves it even more.. but still
waiting for the record-breaking... *sigh*
On Thu, 28 Jun 2001 14:00:51 -0700, "SSCS"