[ RadSafe ] RADSAFE as of today officially closed

Livesey, Lee M Lee_M_Livesey at RL.gov
Sun Apr 1 09:16:15 CDT 2007

Please include me on the Radiant list distribution.

Lee Livesey 

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On
Behalf Of Radiant
Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2007 5:08 AM
To: radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: [ RadSafe ] RADSAFE as of today officially closed

Dear RadSaferS

After fifteen years, RadSafe, an international e-mail list devoted to
the topic of radiation protection (Health Physics) has decided to close
down definitively for the following reasons:

1.	The content of the messages circulating has reached during 2007
historical low as to relevance for radiation protection (11.54%)
2.	messages have been submitted only by a few (less than 1% of the 
subscribers have generated over 90% of the messages)
3.	these subscribers are including in their replies the full thread
previous messages, so their name appears with a frequency, that has
absolutely no relation with the relevance their contributions represent
for a discussion on radiation protection issues, thus heavily polluting
the Archive.
4.	insults, flames and heavy breathing have become quite frequent;
messages are now recorded in the Archives on a HD-DVD (verba volant,
scripta manent), they will not be destroyed as they might be useful for
future sociological studies as to behavioural patterns of a specialized
community during 15 years at the end of the XXth and beginning of the
XXIth century of our era.
5.	These 'frequent' archive polluters reply mostly without
thinking, not 
taking into account (or intentionally?) that there is a community of
about 3000 RadSaferS out there. The game seems to be "Why don't you? Yes
but ...", first you ask for help with a problem then, you shoot down
every possible suggestion..... Some are suffering of an acute form of
RadSafe neurosis. The good practice of trying to place oneself somehow
in the role of the recipient in order to improve message clarity has
almost completely been abandoned.

Thanks go to all those, who have submitted questions and provided
answers which have helped improving common understanding and have
provided scientific / technical responses to key issues.

No thanks go to Archive polluters and those who have expressed opinions
we would qualify of 'stalinistic-talibanistic' nature. (science is about
resolving doubts and improving knowledge, not about expressing absolute
certainties). They have made RadSafe useless and have thus definitively
killed it.

We intend to open a new mail-server soon, called the RADIANT. This will
include the full RadSafe list (you need to confirm your interest though)
excluding of course the names of those who have harmed RadSafe.

With Regrets (sit tibi terra levis),

The RadSafe Administration

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