Can I be so bold as to make a suggestion? Use the current AMTE mailing list to send a notice when the new site is up rather than asking everyone to check for themselves.
---------- > From: Mark Klespis <firstname.lastname@example.org> > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: listserve > Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2000 17:52 > > Owen, > > Please accept my apologies for the tone of my post. I was responding to Wayne's > sarcasm and it got the better of me. Mea culpa. > > No one is more disappointed than I about discontinuing the listserve. However, > AMTE is NOT dead (I'm assuming you meant the death of the AMTE listserve). > > BUT, I cannot stress this enough: there WILL be a listserve. People can post, > but there will be moderators. Then perhaps you won't see a stupid exchange just > like the one Wayne and I just had. The current listserve was to be unmoderated > but people could file complaints - this didn't seem to work too well, and the > postings didn't seem to improve. The AMTE's Electronic Communications Committee > is currently working out the logistics with the Math Forum for the new listserve, > but I do not know the details. There will be a gap of time when there is no > listserve and - like you, I'm sure - I'm hoping it'll be a short gap. The best > advice I can give you is to check our website periodically for an announcement. > > Were there valuable, informative postings? Of course, but they were buried under > an epistolary tsunami of rancor and disrespect. Surely you don't want to > continue to read those types of posts do you? No one benefits and we diminish > ourselves and our profession. No one is ruling out disagreements - but we can do > a better job of disagreeing. > > Mark Klespis > Sam Houston State University > > PS: If you need to vent and be uncivil - you can send me a private e-mail. No > need to bother anyone else. I'm serious. > > > > Vlorbik@aol.com wrote: > > > thanks for insulting everyone > > who's disappointed at the death of amte. > > i'd reply at greater length > > but i promised i'd keep it civil. > > > > << OK. Let's try this one more time. I'll will try to keep it simple. > > > > The CURRENT listserve is being discontinued. It will be reinstated through > > the Math Forum as a moderated list. Time TBA. > > > > So Xxxx Xxxxx can wait for the new listserve to get up and running and be able > > to keep in touch. > > > > Mark Klespis > > Sam Houston State University > > > > PS: If Xxxx Xxxxx has to ask why this current listserv is being discontinued, > > then a) I question what he/she finds informative or b) really hasn't been > > paying attention. > > > > MK