TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:Re: Question on the list From:"Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher -at- STARBASECORP -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 13 Dec 1994 17:56:44 -0800
Another Sue writes...
> I just recently learned about this list, and was very excited to hear
> there was a forum in which writers could communicate and share ideas
> and thoughts. I especially miss interaction with my peers, since
> (unfortunately) I haven't any peers in my company. My question is a
> simple one. I've been lurking around for about a week or so and have
> noticed what seems to be a large number of "flaming" messages. Is
> this just a strange aberration (like, is the moon in Pisces or some
> strange place?), or is this normal? I'd love to be able to remain on
> this list, lurker or not, but the volume seems a bit high.
Well, Sue... Ya just don't sit a couple a' hundred professional
communicators down in front of keyboards and produce silence. Fact of
Last year we settled such burning questions like "Is it You've got another
(thing/think) comming" and which state has the best bbq. This year's
burning questions are different, but just as urgent.
It's always been a high volume list and probably always will be -- but
you're more than welcome to insert your $.02 worth whenever you feel
the urge! Welcome to the list!