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Bill -

At times I have wondered why I haven't gotten responses to my requests, and
I have thought that maybe others have thought the questions too simple or
basic to justify a response, you know, "He should now that if he is a PE".
I hope this isn't the case.

I think that there may be another issue.  I am responding to this from my
home computer, but I only see one post from you today regarding the WP font
issue and no message regarding the EOR responsibility regarding construction
loading.  I wonder if there are just so many people on the list server
(including those who don't seem to know how to unsubscribe) that some
messages simply don't make it through depending on the traffic and time of
day.

Not having seen your post of this morning, I'm not sure of your questions,
so I can't really respond to them.  You may want to repost the message as it
may not have gone through.

Albert J. Meyer, Jr., P.E.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Polhemus" <bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 6:39 PM
Subject: SEAINT List Server Becoming Less Functional?


> Please excuse what I hope will be seen as constructive criticism, but I
have
> noticed something that I find disheartening.
>
> If this were only my own experience, I'd just shrug it off, but I have
> noticed signs that others are seeing the same thing I am, and I wonder
what
> you all think is happening.
>
> From the time I first s*bscribed to SEAINT (back when it was still called
> SEAOC), it has been one of the MOST useful reference tools at my disposal,
> because the people participating on the list represent a cross section of
> structural engineering expertise from the very experienced to the
youthfully
> inquisitive. I have found over that time that there was literally no
problem
> that had me stumped, that some one or several people participating on this
> list couldn't help with. I have to say with all candor that the "bang for
> the buck" ratio has been tremendous, so much so that I decided to "give
> back" by joining my local SEA chapter.
>
> However, in the last six months or so I've noticed that when I post a
> question or problem to the list, I now can only count on getting a
response
> MAYBE 50% of the time. And I do not think that it is because my questions
> have been of any different nature than previously.
>
> As I said, it would be one thing if I thought it was only me, but
> increasingly I see posts to the list with the comment "I posted this
> question earlier and got no response, so I'm trying again." Recent
examples
> of this would include the threads titled "REPOST: Steel Lintel Bearing on
> Masonry" and "Repost: Flat-plate structure - sway analysis". There have
been
> others, many others.
>
> Now, I'm not saying that ALL my post aren't being responded to. I am still
> getting a lot of great info, but there have been a few instances, such as
> the message I posted this morning wanting opinions regarding the
> responsibility of the EOR to anticipate construction loading, that haven't
> gotten ANY responses, such that I end up having to fly blind when I could
> really use the help.
>
> I'm just interested in opinions (again) as to why some of you think this
> might be so. Do you think you're not responding as quickly or as often as
> you used to do? Is the bloom off the rose as far as electronic discussions
> like this?
>
> What do you think?
>
>
>
> William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
> Polhemus Engineering Company
> Katy, TX, USA
> Phone (281) 492-2251
> FAX (281) 492-8203
> email bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc
>
>
>
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