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


From   Neil Shephard <nshephard@nhs.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Re: how to reply on Statalist
Date   Wed, 26 Nov 2008 09:56:28 +0000

Martin Weiss wrote:
> "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
If someone wishes to waste their time providing the same answer again
then that is their prerogative.

The only down-side to it that I can envisage is that others on the list
spend a few seconds reading it before realising that its the same as
previously posted.

Neil

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


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