Mailing List - How it works and why!!
enockson at musc.edu
Tue Mar 20 12:35:42 EST 2001
I will reply to the list on this. You do provide and "maintain the best,
most useful cytometery internet service there can be." Without it, being
mostly self taught, I would have been at a complete loss. I thank you for
all your efforts.
Medical University of South Carolina
--On Sat, Mar 17, 2001 11:10 AM -0500 "J. Paul Robinson"
<jpr at flowcyt.cyto.purdue.edu> wrote:
> <smaller>Mailing List Response
> A recent comment on the list ...
> "People not responding directly to questions may have to do with the fact
> that when the reply button is hit the email from the postee is presented
> NOT the mailing list. This should be changed so that the mailing list is
> presented first."
> We have had many requests over the years to change this and that
> - particularly that!! If you hit REPLY to a message from the list, you
> will only send the message to the individual who posed the
> question. This is intentional on our part. Everyone on the list knows
> how to send a message to the list and we do not publish anywhere
> how to do that. This is also intentional. When you want your
> message to go to the list, it should be by intention, not by
> accident. On the most part, we have rescued from public
> embarrassment the accidental personal messages that were sent
> to the list. Remember, you get a clean list because this is a
> monitored list - we review messages and remove the trash mail that
> squeak in...
> If we did publish how to send messages, the list would be come a
> spam target. You don't want that nor do we. I receive more than
> enough trash email.... Further, we require people to subscribe in
> order to participate - why? It makes them be more responsible in
> using (or abusing) the list. I personally review every subscription
> request and 80% are denied on first request!!! There are 2030
> members currently. I will only subscribe someone when I have a
> name, an institution and an area of interest - This takes valuable
> time on my part on a daily basis - but the bottom line is that 2030
> other people save time.
> REPLY ALL: We will not change this. If any of you are in doubt as
> to why this should not happen, subscribe to the CONFOCAL list. A
> week or two should cure any desire to have the REPLY button go
> to the list. It is amazing how many embarrassing, personal
> memos, gripes, etc appear because people hit the reply button....
> When you receive good advice, create a summary and post the
> results - several people do that on this list and it is a great service.
> We have redesigned our serach engine, so you shoudl be able to
> better search for key words now.
> FINALLY: Please enter a subject!!!! - We are considering, not
> posting messages without subject lines.....?
> Our goal is to maintain the best, most useful cytometry Internet
> service there can be. Check the rest of our new web site at
> and send me a message as to how to improve, fix, or change
> Paul Robinson
> Purdue University Cytometry Laboratories
> J.Paul Robinson, Ph.D.,
> Professor of Immunopharmacology
> Professor of Biomedical Engineering
> Director, Purdue University Cytometry Laboratories
> Hansen Hall, Roon B050
> Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1515
> (Ph) (765) 494-0757 Fax (765) 494-0517
> jpr at flowcyt.cyto.purdue.edu
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