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


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: Taking threads private [was: Re: st: collapse and weights]
Date   Mon, 26 Nov 2012 19:38:12 +0000

That was what I meant by "some people reply explaining why it's wrong
to do that". I usually quote the policy section.

Nick

On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 7:31 PM, Schaffer, Mark E <M.E.Schaffer@hw.ac.uk> wrote:

> FWIW, my response is different again - I usually ask people to repost
> the question to Statalist, pointing out that any answers will benefit
> others and/or they'll get a better answer than from me.

Nick Cox

>> 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
>>
>> <http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/#private>
>>
>> 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 strategy.
>>
>> Nick
>>
>> On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 6:23 PM, Austin Nichols
> <austinnichols@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > OP contacted me off-list to say:
>>
>> <snip>
>>
>> > 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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