[ RadSafe ] RADSAFE as of today officially closed

Monica Barnby barnbym at verizon.net
Sun Apr 1 10:10:57 CDT 2007

Please include me in this new endeavor. I have found Radsafe to be invaluable in regards to pertinent info related to my job.

----- Original Message ----
From: Radiant <radiation at noos.fr>
To: radsafe at radlab.nl
Sent: Sunday, April 1, 2007 5:08:19 AM
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 a 
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 of 
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; these 
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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