Date: Mon, 8 Dec 1997 23:17:15 -0500
From: Kendra Banks Perry banks[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ANDREWS.EDU
Subject: Re: Can't we all just get along?
I would just like to give a hearty "Amen" to Jody's statements. As an
undergraduate English student, I have found this list to be an
interesting, informative, and even inspiring window on profesional
I joined the list when I began work on my senior honors thesis and I have
gotten many good ideas and resources from observing the list, although I
I, too, was somewhat frustrated by the recent glut of messages, many of
which were unprofessional and even rude. However, I was under the
impression that many of these messages were posted by students required
to join the list and participate as part of a class project. Perhaps
some guidance from the teacher giving the assignment on proper posting
etiquette and reasonable posting topics would have been helpful?
Along the same lines, I think that a welcome message generated by the
listserv software would go a long way toward preventing unwelcome posts.
I can certainly understand the desire to maintain a list with a primarily
professional tone; however, this list can be and is a valuable resource
for those who have not yet attained "professional" standing but hope to
I value this list as a part of my research and exposure to professional
linguistics, and I hope I will continue to be able to participate in the
Kendra Banks Perry
banks[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]andrews.edu