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st: RE: Heckman on panels

From   "Nick Cox" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   st: RE: Heckman on panels
Date   Wed, 20 Oct 2004 11:18:25 +0100

There is a simple procedure to check whether
your email reached Statalist: you should look 
in the archives to see if it is there. This 
should remove all need for sending repeat emails 
just in case the original didn't get through. Also, 
unless you receive the digest only, you should 
receive a copy yourself within a matter of 
minutes of sending it. (If you get the digest 
only, you will need to look in the archives unless
the digest arrives just after your posting.) 

As for why your mail was not answered, there 
are general comments on this issue at

For example, we have included this advice in the FAQ for 
some years now: 

"If you get no answer, you might be tempted to repost 
the question, but please think twice before you do that. 
The same post reappearing repeatedly strikes many 
Statalist members as impatient and inconsiderate. 
You had your chance, but no one wanted to answer the 
question. Sorry!" 

and I think it is clear from both private and public 
emails that several Statalist members -- especially 
the most active and the most experienced -- feel strongly 
about that. To be candid, this particularly applies to 
anyone who has no history of answering others' questions, 
but suddenly starts a barrage of email about one of their 

As for myself, I didn't understand your question 
at all, and cannot help. If nobody knows the answer, 
you will get one thousand silences, not one thousand
messages to that effect. 

[email protected] 

> Hello again everyone! No reply yet on my question I posted 
> yesterday, I 
> just need to know whether its because (i) There is a technical error 
> somewhere, and the question never reaches you? (ii) Nobody 
> knows the answer 
> or (ii) the question is so "stupid" that nobody bothers to 
> answer. Anyway, 
> I try again:

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