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- Subject: Re: lurkers unite
- From: ErnieNSE <ErnieNSE(--nospam--at)aol.com>
- Date: Sat, 28 Mar 1998 04:36:09 EST
Having standards for Subject: heading would be nice. But I think it is not practical. Consider the subject I'm on, I read the post, I'm interested in it. I want to respond. So I just press reply button(on AOL) and type on. I don't check what the subject is, if it is correct per standard or not, and if it is not correct, I don't want to spend time to correct it when I respond. I look at this listserve as a group of people discussing mostly structural engineering topics which I am interested in. I turn it on whenever I'm free or on a break and whatever topic I'm interested in I just join the discussion. I don't have to ask permission to join or wait for my turn to speak. I don't have to specify what subject of discussion I want to join or to change the subject to a more appropriate one that conforms to standard. I know most of us are like this because I followed some threads before and the subject kept on changing because people talk about another topic while responding to one particular topic. Then when someone responds to this latest post about the other topic, the subject heading is already wrong because they just pressed the reply button. Being an informal discussion group/listserve, I think this is how we'll keep on going. Unless .......somebody sets some RULES and order everyone to obey or get kicked out. Is somebody out there brave enough to set the RULE and risk being kicked out himself? I'd be willing to follow the RULE if there is one But I don't want to be the one to set it. And if there is a RULE, then, it won't be an informal discussion group anymore. It will be just like a committee meeting where we have a Robert's Rule of Order (sort of). I know how hard it is to follow the threads or to keep up with all the discussions when there is really a lot. It would be nice to filter it. But the only way to do this is to ask voluntary efforts from everybody to follow topic standards, (if we do set up one and agree on it) then make sure that nobody goes astray, and if it does happen, then it must be corrected by the one who responds to the topic. Not really complicated but too cumbersome for me. So what do you guys think? BTW, if you wish to respond to this post by pressing the reply button, check the "Subject: " first and see if it is correct. Change it if it is wrong. And don't talk about another topic while you're responding to this. "Send" this first, then choose another Subject(it must be the correct one) then write on. Ernie Natividad
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