Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 02:16:11 -0500

From: "Bethany K. Dumas" dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTK.EDU

Subject: Re: Posts from non-professionals

On Mon, 8 Dec 1997, Beverly Flanigan wrote:

I part company with Bethany to some degree; I'd like to encourage

serious students to join the list (three or four of my own are on it),

as long as they do the basic library dig first before asking questions,

and as long as their comments are relevant and non-flaming.

Please note that the comment I posted on November 16 (quoted in part by

Tom Clark on December 8) was designed solely to announce my intention not

to criticize comments posted by people I did not know. (I had just

learned via a private post that I had unwittingly taken to task a

beginning student.)

I offered no opinion about whether such comments should continue or

whether the lsit should be changed. At this point, I have no particular

opinion about either issue.