Re: ADMIN: Personal Attacks

Richard Hendrickson

On Jul 16, 2005, at 2:57 PM, Mike Brock wrote:

To be sure, the STMFC makes no demands that members like each other.
It does
demand, however, that all members will be treated with
in the rules...when posting messages ON the STMFC. I make it policy to
each potential member see the rules of the group and those
reception of such rules agree to follow them before membership is
That clear (and timely) statement of policy requires no additional
comment. However, I would like to respond briefly to the personal
attack which prompted Mike's statement, as I have had the privilege of
working rather closely with Larry Grubb for a decade or more and I
cannot imagine what prompted those abusive remarks. I have always
found Larry to be intelligent, receptive, and conscientious in his
efforts to provide us with prototypically accurate scale models, and a
gentleman in his interactions with others. He would be the first to
admit that he has made mistakes – as have we all – but to the best of
my knowledge those errors have been few and far between and never the
result of carelessness or indifference. I admire Larry, I value him as
a personal friend, and I wish there were more people like him doing R&D
for other manufacturers. He deserves our thanks, not our criticism,
and our best wishes for continuing success under the new regime at

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