>Did you know that there are under 150 subscribers to this list? Also,
>there is no requirement to be an ASA member to join the list. This is
>less than 10% of the membership of the ASA. Fewer than 20% of those
>actively participate; others merely lurk or trash the posts on a
Thanks for the info (this was more or less what I guessed). Personally,
I read from the archives.
>I would suggest that this list IS NOT the heartbeat of the ASA. For
>that you should look at the web site, the journal, local section
>meetings, and the annual meeting.
Yes and no. Perhaps I will get further opportunity to discuss this in
the future. I would suggest that this is the heartbeat of the leadership
of the ASA (the folks capable of publicly defending their ideas).
>I would also suggest that this list reflects the interests and
>personalities of the HANDFUL (20% of less than 150 subscribers) of
>people who have the time, energy, and interest to contribute. I would
>suggest that this too is not very representative of the ASA as a
Leadership rises to the top? I'd be very willing to listen to opposing
FWIW, I strongly believe that you underestimate the ASA. Time will
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