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I also think it is unnecessary to post a message that, in my mind,
translates to "that was a stupid question to ask". If it prevents even one
person from posting a question that they *think* is stupid, then it is
detrimental to the list. The purpose of this list is to promote, not
discourage, discussions about technical communciation concepts. Like Karen
said, if I see a message that doesn't interest me, I delete it.
Karen Neeb <KNeeb -at- SagebrushCorp -dot- com> wrote in message news:38303 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-
> <John Posade states:
> <We see, on a steady basis, requests for samples of
> documents that we should have become aquainted with in
> TechWriting 102.
> <That's fine, not everyone is fluent in all types of
> documentation. However, what does bother me is the
> apparent lack of research before asking hundreds of
> people to supply this information.>
> Karen responds:
> The purpose of this forum is to share ideas, opinions, and expertise. I
> consider it to be one of MANY resources at my disposal, including the
> Internet. Many people on this list are fantastic resources who bring new
> ideas forward, as well as reasoning for why they do things the way they
> If I see a message that holds no interest for me, I delete it. It's not
> necessary to judge whether a message is appropriate just because it
> hold my interest or because some of the information could be obtained