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836Re: [Synoptic-L] Re: Are we serious?

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  • Bob Schacht
    May 20, 2007
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      At 05:27 AM 5/20/2007, Mark Goodacre wrote:
      >Thanks for the interesting posts, Kym, and for getting discussion on the
      >list going again. . . .
      >I think that it is also important to observe that some posts that are more
      >likely to stimulate discussion than others. In general, if you look back
      >over the history of this and other lists, the posts that generate most
      >discussion, the most successful thread starters, are those that are short,
      >pithy, and home in on an interesting phenomenon, a useful piece of data, an
      >observation, a critical thought, and so on. On the whole, people don't have
      >the time to respond to essay-posts, and they are regularly the least
      >successful thread starters.

      I'd like to add that posts most likely to get responses are those that ask
      a good question.

      Bob Schacht
      University of Hawaii

      >They are just my reflections on the relative quietness of the list, but
      >others will have different thoughts.
      >With best wishes
      >Mark Goodacre Goodacre@...
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