Re: White Papers vs. Talking Papers

Subject: Re: White Papers vs. Talking Papers
From: Beth Agnew <beth -dot- agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca>
To: Susan Hogarth <hogarth -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 18:38:22 -0400

Susan, you are right that sharing answers helps us all. I think you just missed the last part where Suzanne says she's on digest. She didn't actually say "reply privately", though often that's the way we take it. We would all be more specific and clear if we said "Please use "Reply All" as I am on digest". Reply All gets a message right back to the poster, and to the list as well. It can be quite a while before digests are sent, depending on how they are set up. Some go at a specific time of day, others only when a specified threshold of number of messages is reached.

Susan Hogarth wrote:

On 8/16/06, McKinney, Suzanne <smckinney -at- eei1 -dot- com> wrote:
I've been asked about white papers vs. talking papers. I have the
following questions. ...
Please email me directly as I am on digest.

If you are kind enough to want to answer Suzanne's question
personally, great. But please CC the list as well, and give us the
benefit of your answer! One major function of a list like this is to
create a database of answers to questions such as this, and unless
it's a VERY specific question, I think it's best to share with
everyone or that won't happen. I actually think it's a trifle rude to
make such a 'reply privately' request on a list like this, but that's
probably just me.


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