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

rarely post.

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