I support splitting the sanet list, but agree with Charlie (below)
that the "questions" and the "discussion" should be kept together.
We need to be willing to help each other, and open to learning
from each other. I see "asking" and "answering" just different
sides of "discussing".
But attacks and flaming discourage helping and learning. I know
that I am hesitant to answer questions or interject my opinions
into discussions because I'm afraid someone will jump down my
In addition to using descriptive subject headings, I think we
should also practice more common courtesy.
> However, I think it's a mistake to set up questions as a separate list. To do
> so limits the likely traffic to those who either have a pressing question or to
> those who out of the kindness of their hearts or a need to be helpful to others
> will subscribe and read "sanet-questions", hoping to have something to offer.
> I suggest leaving questions as a part of "sanet-discussion", to enlarge the
> pool of possible knowledgable respondents to questions. If we don't, I think
> "sanet-questions" would die a slow quiet death, and I appreciate the ability
> to gain from the knowledge of this group too much to want to see that happen.
> So, I support a split into two groups, one for announcements, one for
> those interested in greater interaction (discussion).
> Charlie Griffin
-- Jim Lukens ATTRA, National Center for Appropriate Technology Fayetteville, AR 501-442-9824 email@example.com