From: Mark (SF) on
John, a criticism isn't the same thing as an attack.

Listen. Learn. Stop getting defensive and whiny.

Look at any number of well-organized cruise reviews here or on cruise
sites. Pay attention (I know it's hard) and see what "works."

There are many ways to organize a review. The most popular is a
journal. You can also divide it up into sections as a review of
components of the hardware and service, or you can focus on one aspect
of the cruise. They can be mixed, as long as the reader is cued into
what to expect (...and you're clear as to what observations were
yours, whether they're were from this cruise or others, and what parts
are from other sources, and how they relate) However, yours veered
from personal observations to cut-and-pasted statistics and then to a
narrative on the old fire. My previous comment regarding copying a
school report from an encyclopedia was quite apt. Your "review"
resembled nothing as much as a cobbled-together mess that a clueless
junior college freshman might throw together because he's never
thought about organizing his thoughts and material into a coherent
presentation.

When you cut-and-paste together an Frankenstein's monster, people are
apt to be horrified.

Mark
From: Ari on
On Mon, 14 Jun 2010 15:08:10 -0400, Jeff Gersten wrote:

> AriSilverstein(a)yahoo.com (Ari) wrote:
>
>>You must have Leppla killfiled, he called you a
>>plagiarizer. Which you are, btw.
>
> Hey idiot, reread George's post. He accused Sisker of plagiarism, not
> me. Then you went forward and misquoted him as accusing me.

My bad. The post came through with your name attributed to it.

Now put me in your killfile and move on.
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From: Ari on
On Mon, 14 Jun 2010 15:25:08 -0500, George Leppla wrote:

> On 6/14/2010 2:08 PM, Jeff Gersten wrote:
>> AriSilverstein(a)yahoo.com (Ari) wrote:
>>
>>> You must have Leppla killfiled, he called you a
>>> plagiarizer. Which you are, btw.
>>
>> Hey idiot, reread George's post. He accused Sisker of plagiarism, not
>> me. Then you went forward and misquoted him as accusing me.
>>
>
> Bingo. Jeff... I have "Ari" kill filed. Aside from being a troll,
> reading comprehension isn't his/her strong suit.

What is it with you people, commanding eachn other like children to do
this and that. Did I miss an election of Do Gooders, Inc.

Grow up.
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http://tr.im/hrFG
Motto: Run, rabbit, Run!
From: Ari on
On Mon, 14 Jun 2010 15:48:51 -0500, Jean O'Boyle wrote:

> ..I did that with "Ari"quite awhile ago.

You wish. You near dead hag.
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Motto: Run, rabbit, Run!
From: John Sisker on
"Mark (SF)" <mark(a)markkatzenberger.com> wrote in message
news:03692d75-da36-42ea-a474-66d92e3cc1f6(a)g1g2000pro.googlegroups.com...
> John, a criticism isn't the same thing as an attack.
>
> Listen. Learn. Stop getting defensive and whiny.
>
> Look at any number of well-organized cruise reviews here or on cruise
> sites. Pay attention (I know it's hard) and see what "works."
>
> There are many ways to organize a review. The most popular is a
> journal. You can also divide it up into sections as a review of
> components of the hardware and service, or you can focus on one aspect
> of the cruise. They can be mixed, as long as the reader is cued into
> what to expect (...and you're clear as to what observations were
> yours, whether they're were from this cruise or others, and what parts
> are from other sources, and how they relate) However, yours veered
> from personal observations to cut-and-pasted statistics and then to a
> narrative on the old fire. My previous comment regarding copying a
> school report from an encyclopedia was quite apt. Your "review"
> resembled nothing as much as a cobbled-together mess that a clueless
> junior college freshman might throw together because he's never
> thought about organizing his thoughts and material into a coherent
> presentation.
>
> When you cut-and-paste together an Frankenstein's monster, people are
> apt to be horrified.
>
> Mark





Well, I'll take that as a way to help and inform, but I still feel it was
originally an attack; yet, not by you, but another. But this type of
sarcasm, from those self appointed internet police and arm-chair attorneys,
is certainly nothing new. This has all been speculated on before, and as
before, I simply end up ignoring such remarks as no basis of true facts.
However, this type of dialogue does tend to bring others out of the woodwork
as well, some using it to promote their business, while others see the
opportunity to express personal opinions.

Either way, this has given me an idea, which I did hint at the other day.
So, in this particular case, instead of continuing on with the typical and
all too familiar personal reviews of a particular ship, which as seen here
is highly subjective anyway, I will be using the photos that we took to
communicate our thoughts on this ship instead.

So, stay tuned. That will be coming soon... called... Review: "Star Princess
in Photos."

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