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Date:         Fri, 6 Aug 2010 23:43:29 -0400
Reply-To:     Florio Arguillas <foa2@CORNELL.EDU>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Florio Arguillas <foa2@CORNELL.EDU>
Subject:      Re: What do we have to do to SAVE SAS-L
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blame the search engines -- google, yahoo, etc. :-) They've gotten to be really good at searching things.

Whenever I have a SAS question that's pretty difficult, I google it. Where does it usually take me? Lo and behold --- a SAS-L question/response!!!

-- Florio

On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 3:33 PM, Lamias, Mark (CDC/OID/OD) (CTR) <> wrote:

> Personally, I think SAS-L is an antiquated method for asking questions > about SAS. I have turned most of my questions and responses over to > ( which, in my opinion, is a superior > technology for describing the problems with code as you can designate which > part of your post is code versus context to preserve the source code. I'm > sure everyone is familiar with the fact that often times posting SAS code in > plain text messages to SAS-L results in the code being chopped up and parsed > out in a manner that is not always easy to read. also has the > benefit that users can "vote up" responses so that individuals seeking help > can quickly move to the solution that is best rated -- something lacking > with the SAS-L list. > > Please don't misinterpret what I'm saying here. I love SAS-L and find it a > valuable place for finding information and sharing ideas about SAS. > However, I think it can be done much more efficiently by upgrading our > technology to a system that doesn't date to 1971. > > Mark J. Lamias > SAIC Statistical Consultant & SAIC Team Lead > Office of the Director -- Office of Informatics > National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) > US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention > w: (404) 498-2646 > m: (404) 543-1394 > f: (404) 639-1391 > > -----Original Message----- > From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of > Choate, Paul@DDS > Sent: Friday, August 06, 2010 3:18 PM > To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU > Subject: Re: What do we have to do to SAVE SAS-L > > Well then I'll blame David Cassel's absence. =) > > A lot of my fellow dinosaurs have dropped off the SAS-L radar or are in > lurking-only status. Many of us in the SASv5 & before generations are > hitting retirement age, or maybe we just are busy with the recession and > all. I know I've been cramming six days of work each week into four with > the furloughs around here. > > We also haven't had the huge SCL flame wars lately - where is Joe anyway? > > Paul Choate > DDS Data Extraction > (916) 654-2160 > > -----Original Message----- > From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Teed, > Lionel > Sent: Friday, August 06, 2010 11:14 AM > To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU > Subject: Re: What do we have to do to SAVE SAS-L > > there is a chance for SAS-L once again! > > Though if Toby is off his meds it bodes poorly for the Pharmaceuticals! > > > > Lionel > > -----Original Message----- > From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of > Arthur Tabachneck > Sent: Friday, August 06, 2010 12:51 PM > To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU > Subject: Re: What do we have to do to SAVE SAS-L > > Paul, > > Actually, as of the end of July, Toby is back in the top 10 again. > > Art > --------- > On Fri, 6 Aug 2010 09:40:38 -0700, Choate, Paul@DDS > <Paul.Choate@DDS.CA.GOV> wrote: > > >The real problem is that Toby started taking adhd meds and quit posting > 300 posts a day. (j/k) > > > >Now he's going to hunt me down and shoot me like the hell-bent Texan he > is. > > > >=) > > > >Paul Choate > >DDS Data Extraction > >(916) 654-2160 > > > >-----Original Message----- > >From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of > Peter Flom > >Sent: Friday, August 06, 2010 9:12 AM > >To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU > >Subject: Re: What do we have to do to SAVE SAS-L > > > >"Data _null_;" <iebupdte@GMAIL.COM> wrote > > > >>Perhaps the PRIVATE response is part of the problem. I don't see the > >>point in participating in SAS-L if you are not going to post replies > >>to the group. > >> > > > >I agree, with some very rare exceptions. > > > >For instance, if the poster has made a very obvious error, I may respond > privately. It could embarrass the poster, and doesn't seem to add value > to the site. > > > >Also "little birdies" sometimes reply off list. > > > >But in general, I learn a tremendous amount by following threads. > > > >Peter > > > >Peter L. 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