Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 08:12:50 -0400
Reply-To: "Kerrison, James" <James.Kerrison@FMR.COM>
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From: "Kerrison, James" <James.Kerrison@FMR.COM>
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Having read the SAS-L contents since Friday last I would like to
respectfully suggest that participants define for themselves the purpose and
objectives of SAS-L from their perspective.
Some of the recent emails have been sarcastic, and consequently unhelpful. I
think there is an onus on us all to work in a cooperative spirit where one
can ask basic questions and get basic answers. At the same time I think
there is an onus on those of us who ask basic questions to dig in a little,
and research the issues we are trying to solve. There is an excellent
archive through which we can do this. I, for one, don't think that SAS-L
represents a free consulting source, but I think that there is an
opportunity to throw problems at SAS-L and some might expect a packaged
solution. I am not sure that this is the purpose of SAS-L, but maybe we
should debate and redefine the objectives and purpose.
Personally I have received excellent solutions and advice on this site,
including some complete solutions, and some pointers. All of them have
helped me to get a better understanding of SAS and how it works. I hope that
this email might stimulate some positive thinking about our participation in