***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Matt Bowler wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** > > Fellow Socnetters, As scientists should we not focus on the social > network issues in an independent manner rather than using this > Listserv as a forum to promote an agenda? The social network > questions are intriguing and should be focused upon without > propaganda. Matt > I tend to agree. However, I would also note (vis a vis the comment to which you were replying) that the mere fact that a poster is drawing upon observations they have made via participation in one or another element of this conflict does not render their comments "propaganda." Although anecdotal, this information may provide some useful insights which can be incorporated into subsequent research. I am sure that field observations from those involved with other communities would be equally welcome.... -Carter _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.