Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 14:31:56 -0400
Reply-To: Howard Schreier <Howard_Schreier@ITA.DOC.GOV>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Howard Schreier <Howard_Schreier@ITA.DOC.GOV>
Subject: Re: Newsgroups & Usergroups need for SAS-L FAQ
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This seems like a good opportunity for this announcement:
*** NESUG Panel Discussion About SAS-L ***
We (Diane Rhodes and Howard Schreier) are organizing a panel discussion
about SAS-L as part of this year's NESUG (NorthEast SAS Users Group)
conference. It will be an occasion for face-to-face exchange of thoughts
on some of the issues which have been raised in this thread:
effectiveness, factors which encourage or discourage participation,
signal-to-noise ratio, etc.
Volunteers are needed. We want and expect some of the "usual suspects"
to be on the panel, but we also seek representation of other
populations: lurkers, people who fairly regularly post questions, those
who usually respond privately, individuals who have stopped or curtailed
We hope to prepare a fairly thorough report which will be made
available online after the conference, so we also need a couple of
If you are interested in any of these roles, please respond privately
to either or both of us. Thanks.
Dianne Louise Rhodes
>>> Ray Pass <raypass@ATT.NET> Thu, 12 Jun 2003 20:01:28 -0400 >>>
At 04:16 PM 6/12/2003 -0700, Carey Smoak wrote:
>I agree that a good a FAQ would be helpful. But there is an
>alternative to people who do not want to get 50 e-mails a day. I do
>not subscribe to SAS-L. Instead I access it through Charlie
>Partridge's website (www.sconsig.com). So, I can go to his website
>and look at SAS-L anytime I want. Perhaps this is what is really
>needed. A permanent website for SAS-L so that people don't have to
>bothered by 50 e-mails per day.
Ah, therein lies the difference of opinion. I'm not "bothered" by
because I delete about 90% of them after reading the subject alone. I
admit however that they do not "intrude" into my work sessions because
get them via Eudora, which I have set to query for incoming e-mail
minutes, and to NOT notify me when new mail comes in other than a mild
change in the Eudora icon on the status bar at the bottom of my screen.
my customized environment, it's really not intrusive, so I can
why some folks who can not customize like that would choose to not use
list via e-mail. But as Carey and others point out, there are other
to get there. I still maintain that a good portion of the
in the audience have just never checked it out despite my rants.
what I don't understand. Something about horses and water I think.
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