RE: Giving Techwr-L members credit in print

Subject: RE: Giving Techwr-L members credit in print
From: William Swallow <WSWALLOW -at- commsoft -dot- net>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1999 07:53:09 -0400

-----Original Message-----
I plan to turn this summary of suggestions offered by members of Techwr-l
into an article in the newsletter. In the article, should I name all the
contributors? It seems the right thing to do, but I'm not too clear on
privacy issues in print versus on this list server.

I'd say you are doing the right thing, first by honoring the contributors
and second by asking. I don't know what the topic was that you are referring
to, but if I were you I'd e-mail each contributor and ask whether they'd
like to be mentioned and how they'd like their name to appear (with title,
with e-mail address, with employer, etc.).

It's nice to see people honoring contributors from a listserv like this.
There have been past instances where people would poll the list or ask for
input and then not honor the contributors with a mention. To me, honoring
them in print is the least you could do. After all, they helped you out.

Bill Swallow
Technical Writer
Aptis Software Corporation
a subsidiary of Billing Concepts
phone: 518.433.7698
fax: 518.433.7680
<mailto:william -dot- swallow -at- aptissoftware -dot- com>

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