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Date:         Tue, 27 Jun 2000 10:23:04 -0400
Reply-To:     Michael Wexler <Michael.Wexler@E-DIALOG.COM>
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Michael Wexler <Michael.Wexler@E-DIALOG.COM>
Subject:      Re: KDD-2000 Workshop Call for Participation
Comments: To: David Lindsay <spss@MKTRES.DEMON.CO.UK>
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We all do understand, of course, that this is not a job request, that its not an advertisement for a product, not a sponsorship, and that ACM is open to international membership? I'm not sure how you folks define advertisements, but if SPSS announces a new product, I expect to hear about it here. If we allow SPSS product announcements, then perhaps we might have the generosity to have useful announcements which help us complete data analysis faster and more accurately.

I don't want to see this become a job list nor a spam list, but let's be fair about the lines: Conference announcements are helpful if they are legit (No IQPC or IIR, please). Specifically, the KDM conference is one of the few successful cross-academic-commercial conferences out there, its high quality, and since many participants are big fans (and customers) of spss and clementine, I for one am pleased to see announcements of this sort.

I sincerely hope that we do see fit to include announcements such as the following: * Conferences regarding stats and biostats * New datamining software and betas * Data prep tools (even if they run outside the spss environment) * New ways to link SPSS to other analytical tools (vba scripts and objects, tools with native spss links, etc.)

Just one member's opinion, I defer to the wisdom of the greater list...

Thanks, Michael

Michael Wexler Director of Research, E-Dialog 131 Hartwell Ave. Lexington, MA 02421 781-372-3376 (v) 781-863-8118 (f)

> -----Original Message----- > From: David Lindsay [mailto:spss@MKTRES.DEMON.CO.UK] > Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2000 2:42 AM > To: SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU > Subject: Re: KDD-2000 Workshop Call for Participation > > > On 26 Jun 2000, at 15:25, Paul Bradley wrote: > > > KDD-2000 Workshop Call for Participation > > > > KDD-2000: > > The Sixth ACM SIGKDD International Conference > > on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining > > > > > Bearing in mind that this group is for the discussion of SPSS problems > and is for people who are US and non US based, what is the lists view > if we asked advertisers to stop posting. They could advertise in the > newsgroups if they so wish. > > Sometime ago we stopped job adverts and the list has been better > without them. > > > Regards, > > > -- > David Lindsay > Significantly Different! Research, Reading,Berks. GB > Market Research Services & Consultancy > mailto: > >

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