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Date:         Thu, 18 Oct 2001 09:10:09 -0500
Reply-To:     Sterling Price <ssprice@WAL-MART.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Sterling Price <ssprice@WAL-MART.COM>
Subject:      Re: Can we ween ourselves from ListServ? (Was: New member have a
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No flames here, but I much prefer the Listserv approach. Internet access in my office is locked down pretty tightly. I'd have to request special access to use a web-based reader, and usenet would be out of the question.

Just my .02


Sterling Price

> -----Original Message----- > From: Jay Weedon [SMTP:jweedon@EARTHLINK.NET] > Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 12:48 PM > Subject: Can we ween ourselves from ListServ? (Was: New member have a > question) > > If only everyone accessed SAS-L via Usenet or WWW! I get a little > tired of the irrelevant "Sorry I'm out of the office this week" > autoresponse emails I receive every time I post something here. > > I don't want to post a bogus email address 'cause sometimes it's nice > to move a private discussion to email. I guess I could add a sig that > explains how to manipulate my given address to make it correct, but I > find that I often miss these bits of info in other people's messages > (especially if they're long), & end up sending emails to Nomansland - > so if other users are as dumb as I am it's not a good solution. > > ListServ has always seemed to me an inadequate medium for discussion > groups. I don't want to start a flame war, but wonder how many of us > would be seriously disadvantaged by a non-email solution? Those who > haven't tried the alternatives might even be pleasantly surprised by > how much it would reduce their need to sort mail! And they'd likely > see a modest saving of Internet bandwidth too, because they would > download only messages with interesting headers (like having an IMAP > email server!). > > I don't know what effect cancelling ListServ would have on SAS-L > archives, which are of course an important feature of the group. > > JW > > On 16 Oct 01 23:27:06 GMT, Charles_S_Patridge@PRODIGY.NET (Charles > Patridge) wrote: > > >Dear Wael, > > > >Just in case you would prefer to access this newsgroup - SAS-L via a > >browser, you can do so pretty easily. > > > >If you go to my websote,, and look under Table of > >Contents and find "SAS-L Stuff". There you will see a hyperlink to SAS-L > >labeled " > > > >You will be able to read and post items to this list after you login > >(register). From that point on, you will be able to selectively read and > >respond to any specific posting you wish as well as search through the > >archives of many past postings. > > > >HTH, > >Charles Patridge > >Email:

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