Re: [asa] Archives on the web

From: Terry M. Gray <>
Date: Wed Mar 28 2007 - 12:47:01 EDT

There is very little general discussion on the public forum. It was
set up to primarily discuss the council's vision for the ASA
presented at the last annual meeting. All ASA members received
information about the forum in the fall and there was some discussion
of it in the newsletter. There is a place for general discussion. We
are not sure that phpBB forum mechanism is going to be our long term
solution and that's why we have not publicized it wide (other than
for the single purpose described above).

If you are an ASA member and want to check out the discussion that is
there, please contact me to let me know that you are an ASA member
and then I can send you the username and password.


On Mar 28, 2007, at 9:26 AM, <> wrote:

> I was not aware that we had a private forum. Does anyone use it?
> How do I get a username and password?
> On Wed, 28 Mar 2007 10:11:42 -0600
> "Rich Blinne" <> wrote:
>> There exists a members-only private forum on the ASA web site. If
>> you want
>> to be more open that is where you should head. What you said is an
>> important
>> consideration for everyone to consider. Namely, everything is
>> public and
>> anyone can use what we say without permission.
>> On 3/28/07, James Mahaffy <> wrote:
>>> Folks,
>>> I am wondering about feedback on having archives of the ASA be
>>> public
>>> as ours are. I always think twice before I post knowing that
>>> anyone in
>>> the world can read what I say. If it were not public and just
>>> internos
>>> I would be a bit more open. Actually if someone wanted to judge
>>> asa by
>>> our archives on the list I suspect they would not get the right
>>> impression. Of course serious people would realize this is an
>>> unmoderated list. Nowadays it is fairly easy to have good
>>> archives but
>>> have them either public or private.
>>> Am I right that any ASA post one the web can be shared without
>>> asking
>>> the author? Or is there an accepted protocol?
>>> --
>>> James Mahaffy ( Phone: 712 722-6279
>>> 498 4th Ave NE
>>> Biology Department FAX : 712
>>> 722-1198
>>> Dordt College, Sioux Center IA 51250-1697
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Terry M. Gray, Ph.D.
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Chemistry Department
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