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Re: st: RE: Correct Way to Respond to Posts when Email is Turned Off


From   Marcello Pagano <pagano@hsph.harvard.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Correct Way to Respond to Posts when Email is Turned Off
Date   Fri, 29 Jul 2011 14:49:23 -0400

We almost did a few years ago, but it was a little premature then and we would have lost a few folks with less modern equipment. Maybe we should reconsider. Any negative votes?? Don't give me the positives, I think I know them.

m.p.



On 7/29/2011 2:19 PM, Philip Jones wrote:
Richard Williams said:

Incidentally, I think correct threading is very useful. It makes it much easier if, say, you are trying to track down the answer tosomething that was already asked years ago. I like it when I can find the question and then follow the thread through. Otherwise I may have to do a bunch of googling to find all the relevant posts.
I might also be happier with a web forum, but overall Statalist meets my needs very well.
I agree that threading is quite useful.

I followed the instructions about exactly what to put in the subject line for this message, so it'll be interesting to see if it gets posted correctly. In the past, my posts created according to the "rules" haven't shown up correctly "in thread".

Speaking of web forums, what is the reason that Statalist hasn't migrated from its LISTSERV origins to a modern, threaded, easy-to-track-what-you've-read web forum? I believe there is a good reason that most discussion sites now use something like UBB or the like.

Forgive me in advance if anyone's sensibilities are affected, but it seems to me like Statalist is stuck in the 20th century. Isn't it time to move on?

Phil
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