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RE: st: RE: Re: how to reply on Statalist


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: Re: how to reply on Statalist
Date   Wed, 26 Nov 2008 10:41:00 +0100

"not that there is anything wrong with posting the same answer twice". 

If the solution was correct in the first place, why post it again? If it was
not, why repeat the mistake? The duplication of effort on the list is
substantial, induced by the lack of coordination between participants. But
why add to it, Neil?

HTH
Martin

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Neil Shephard
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 10:36 AM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: RE: Re: how to reply on Statalist

One of the problems with replying to messages in a digest is that you
may have missed out on a portion of the "conversation" as messages that
were posted after that days digest was sent out will be waiting at the
top of the next days digest.

Thus when digest subscribers open their mailbox in the morning, read the
digest and wish to reply to a message its worth checking the archives to
see what other messages have been made that aren't included in the
digest as there may be additional clarification to a question or an
answer may already have been posted (not that there is anything wrong
with posting the same answer twice or alternative solutions to the same
problem).

This was my main impetus to switch to ditch receiving the digest when I
first subscribe to statalist.

Neil

-- 
"We should make things as simple as possible, but not simpler" - Anon (not
Albert Einstein)


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