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Taking threads private [was: Re: st: collapse and weights]

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Taking threads private [was: Re: st: collapse and weights]
Date   Mon, 26 Nov 2012 19:18:17 +0000

Statalist has a clear policy that people are asked not to take threads
private in this way.

The policy and the logic behind it are set out at


All that said, I think it's up to individuals who receive it what they
do with private post of this kind. Some people delete it, some people
reply explaining why it's wrong to do that, and others forward it to
the list. These are personal choices and there's a case for each


On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 6:23 PM, Austin Nichols <> wrote:
> OP contacted me off-list to say:


> Obviously, the OP did not read the two lines of code I posted, nor my
> last name, very carefully.
> More generally, do you think it is better to repost off-list emails to
> the list, or to completely ignore them?  In the past, I have ignored
> them as akin to spam, and in clear violation of the Statalist FAQ
> guidelines, but I am unsure as to which is a good general rule.
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