The balance of interests on this forum changes from time to time. I,
too, am not happy with the current state of back-patting and over-praise
(both of Eliot and of list members). Things will change again if a
compelling discussion gets going, but it has been a long time since one
of those has occurred.
I don't think difficulties here have to do with academic/non-academic
posts, but with claims that are presented as belonging to unspecified
critics, for instance, when they are personal claims. These latter are
fine when identified as such.
I am glad, Nancy, to see you back.
Simon Kershaw wrote:
> Dr J wrote:
>> Okay, hands up everyone who didn't see /that/ coming....
> For goodness' sake this is all rather pathetic, isn't it? Did. Didn't.
> Did. Didn't. Did. I'll thcream and thcream and thcream until I'm thick.
> How about we all discuss Eliot? That's what I joined this list for.
> Personally I am happy to see both academic and non-academic posts and
> a range of views. I think that I'm able to judge each type of post on
> its merits.