[ RadSafe ] posting delays results in loss of continuity

Neill Stanford stanford at stanforddosimetry.com
Wed Oct 17 10:49:32 CDT 2007

Ironic. I think it is the "reply to all" that may be the problem!
Most people do use "reply to all" so that the individual and the list get
the response, even if it is a personal attack, which is not appropriate for
the list.
If people that needed to attack someone replied only to that person, maybe
there would be no problem. 

While it can be fun to publicly debate some of these issues in a rapid fire
back and forth, maybe the original poster getting a prompt answer is the
bigger goal. I bet the list loses more subscribers due to the personal
attacks than it does from delaying posts.

Neill Stanford, CHP
Stanford Dosimetry
stanford at stanforddosimetry.com
360 733-7367 (v)
360 715-1982 (f)
360 770-7778 (cell)

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf
Of Sandy Perle
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2007 9:25 AM
To: radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: [ RadSafe ] posting delays results in loss of continuity

While I do understand the reasons for reviewing posts to the forum, 
the result often is a disconnect in the thread due to timing of 
postings to the forum. One reason I cancelled membership in the 
MedPhysics Listserver was the review of posts as well as each member 
being limited to just 2 posts per day. Often a question would be 
posted and no response could be provided to the list until the next 
day. If the answer was only pertinent to the individual who posed the 
question, a private E-Mail was viable, but the list suffered.

I note that John Jacobus's post title "Web site: Sense About Science -
- Nuclear Information Library" was just posted, 0915 PDT yet was sent 
October 12 at 1216 PDT (almost 3 days ago).

I want to reiterate that I do not question Marcel's motives, but am 
concerned that not having the spontaneous and interactive timely 
responses as in the past, will cause Radsafe to degrade as an 
informational forum. Members will more likely than not resort to 
simply answering a specific individual and not copy the list due to 
the time delays where a comment could very well be taken out of 

Having been a member of Radsafe back to the early 90's, I hope that 
this does not happen.

Regards to all.
Sander C. Perle
Global Dosimetry Solutions, Inc.
2652 McGaw Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614 

Tel: (949) 296-2306 / (888) 437-1714  Extension 2306
Fax:(949) 296-1144

E-Mail: sperle at dosimetry.com
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