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Date:   Wed, 1 Apr 2009 18:46:10 -0700
Reply-To:   Jack Hamilton <jfh@STANFORDALUMNI.ORG>
Sender:   "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:   Jack Hamilton <jfh@STANFORDALUMNI.ORG>
Subject:   Re: SAS Institute to invest upto $20 m with R Project
Comments:   To: Peter Flom <peterflomconsulting@mindspring.com>
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On Apr 1, 2009, at 10:55 am, Peter Flom wrote:

> Arthur Tabachneck <art297@NETSCAPE.NET> wrote >> Alex, >> >> Even though this thread has already gone well into the Friday Humor >> zone, >> its still April Fool's Day in both Europe and North America, and I >> personally agree with the results of this year's SAS-L vote, I'm >> still >> going to use it to address your comment on SAS-L MVS voting. >> >> We get to nominate and elect anyone we so choose, without >> justification, >> but the operative term is 'we.' >> >> As you and I both heard at this year's SAS-L BOF, only around 30 of >> us >> bothered to vote in this year's SAS-L election in spite of the fact >> that >> it was open to anyone who cared to vote. >> >> I would hope that those who either read or post on the list, but >> haven't >> voted in the past, don't allow the commendation to become a travesty. >> >> Art > > > I think there are a couple of issues here. > > First, many of the most prolific and helpful SAS-Lers are already in > the hall of fame > and thus ineligible.

You can vote for me next year - I'm still eligible.

-- Jack Hamilton jfh@alumni.stanford.org Videtis illam spirare libertatis auram

> I can appreciate that .... the same couple people winning year after > year would be dull..... But, given how MANY people are now in the H > of F, and still active here, > it might be good to make it 3 categories: > Masters, rookies, and .... well, some category for the rest of us. > > This might spark additional interest in the voting, too. > > Second, I read all or nearly all of the statistics posts, but > on other topics, I read relatively little There is certainly some > overlap between > the statistics posters and everyone else, but there are also quite a > few people > who mostly post about statistics. I imagine that many readers only > read certrain > topics. This makes it hard to vote and nominate > > Peter > > I am not qualified to say whose posts on other topics are good or bad. > > Peter L. Flom, PhD > Statistical Consultant > www DOT peterflomconsulting DOT com


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