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RE: st: Help for 3rd tier users of stata


From   "Schaffer, Mark E" <M.E.Schaffer@hw.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Help for 3rd tier users of stata
Date   Wed, 19 Jul 2006 14:09:55 +0100

Hi all,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu 
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Jeph Herrin
> Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 1:55 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: Help for 3rd tier users of stata
> 
> I agree the list could be slightly more welcoming, or at 
> least kind, to new users. But subject line tags - which are 
> common on many lists and may be useful here for regular users 
> - are typically ignored by new users and thus probably 
> wouldn't go very far.
> 
> Another thing common on many lists that might be much more 
> useful here is an automatic posting every week with the 
> subject line [FAQ: date].
> This could contain a brief note about list expections and a 
> link to the FAQ. This would be a trivial way to remind 
> occasional posters of the things they should have read when 
> they subscribed - but which may have been months or years 
> ago. Usually anyone looking at a list archive with the 
> thought of posting will read such a post first.

I rather like this idea (though a subject line of "st: FAQ [date]" would
probably work better with most people's filters).

--Mark

> 
> Jeph
> 
> 
> 
> WCARTER@mcic.org wrote:
> > Not being a power user of Stata, and not even being a second tier 
> > user, I sympathize with the plight of those questioners who 
> ask really 
> > basic questions about things like statistical tests for medians.  I 
> > learn a lot from these questions.  And, to be honest, I am 
> completely 
> > flummoxed by searching the archives and would not know 
> enough to use 
> > "median test" as my search phrase.
> > 
> > If it is not good to waste the time of the power and second 
> tier users 
> > on such matters, could we have a separate listserv or a 
> SUBJECT line 
> > warning that would allow us to move along up to those levels 
> > eventually through learning from each other?  Or is there 
> some other 
> > way to build a community for us?
> > 
> > Woody
> > 
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