***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hi, Carl, We have been discussing this on several occasions up to now. We've been also considering the case of using alternative means of communicaton - other than mailing lists - like bloggers, wikis etc. But it seems that no general consensus has emerged up to now. This is exactly (at least in my eyes) the problem in your suggestion too that more than one mailing lists are created. What I mean is that if we were having multiple mailing lists, then people would have to decide where to subscribe and they were going to do this on the basis of someone else's decision to set off with particular lists. Under rather general conditions on real experiments or simulations dealing with such situations of taking choices, the outcome tends to be one of the following two. Either everybody subscribes to every list (and then why should we suppress the single common list?) or people are segregated among different lists (and then why should we break the common list if the new ones have smaller or weaker constituences?). On the contrary, if we were using more flexible means of communication like a blogger or a wiki, it would be obvious that certain overlapping groupings of ours might occur (or better said "self-organized") around different possible labels (like topics, events, activities etc.) which would be introduced by a general consensus. However, since nobody has yet offered to construct such a blogger or wiki space for our purposes, I think that we could continue with this mailing list. (After all, we would need it even if we were experimenting with other alternatives because of purposes of coordination etc.) Regards, --Moses On 10/5/06, Carl Nordlund <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > Hi all, > Don't know if this has been on the agenda previously, but the idea just > occured to me. What about having two (or several) INSNA mailing lists > for SocNet-related stuff, for instance one that deals primarily with > methods, one that deals with applied SNA, and possible others? > > Yours, > Carl > > _____________________________________________________________________ > SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social > network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send > an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line > UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. > _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.