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Lately there have been many personal messages sent to this listserve that
should go as personal email. This listserve was not created for personal
messages or for messages that are commercial. I have excerpted a section
from the Winter Institute monograph on listserves as a reminder to all
our subscribers re posting of messages to this, in fact, to all listserves.
PLease reserve this listserve for professional postings.
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Can I send a message only to the person who has placed a message on the
LRNASST listserve?
 
     Not only can you, but listserve etiquette requires that you do so
when you want to say something for his/her eyes only. Otherwise, your
personal response will be read by all 200+ subscribers to the LRNASST
listserve.
This can not only be embarrassing but your message can clog the listserve
with a message meant for one pair of eyes only. Remember that LRNASST and
all other listserves are public forums designed for an audience of your
peers and other interested professionals.
 
LRNASST, like most academic listserves, is a forum for discussion of issues
of professional interest, not a "chat" service.  Similarly, private
correspondence should remain just that: private. Personal messages do not
belong in a public forum.  Another way to look at it is to think of your
email message as a postcard that can be read by anyone who is a subscriber.
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Frank L Christ              but the person who has not learned to learn"
Emeritus, CSU Long Beach               [Freely adapted from Gurjuoy/HRRO]
Visiting Scholar, U of AZ