You know? I was once subscribed to an Italian mailing list on
literary translation where nobody could say anything which might accuse another
of having done a mistake, because respect was required always, and any
objections was considered as offensive (no matter one's politeness). Well, that
list was unbearable -- it sounded like some tea-room from the Victorian age,
where everybody would try to please everybody.
I love this list, because when it happens, each one can have
one's outlet, if he/she likes, and then things go back to normality through a
simple question about TSE. This list has no hypocrisy. Of course, always within
the limits of politeness.