New COMM-ORG list message practice
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Sun Mar 9 15:41:31 CDT 2008
I just wanted to inform everyone of a list practice I have been using
for a couple of months now.
My policy in the past has always been to contact the sender of a message
if I thought a message did not fit the COMM-ORG focus, and ask if the
sender could shape the message better.
But an increasing number of people are subscribing COMM-ORG to their
lists, or sending "e-mail blasts" out to COMM-ORG along with numerous
other recipients. That means that I am having to look at an increasing
number of messages that are irrelevant to the list. In these cases, it
is clear that there is no human considering whether COMM-ORG is a good
fit for a specific message.
Since I don't have time to find and contact list managers, I simply
delete messages I don't think fit unless they come from a specific
individual and are not part of a mass e-mailing. I will still always
contact individual authors in those cases.
So if you do send a message and don't see it and don't hear from me, it
may be that I made a mistake. Please feel welcomed to contact me in
rstoecker at wisc.edu
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